Yesterday, I saw these chew marks but didn't photography them, but I did think, beaver!! I was very excited at the prospect of seeing a beaver. I looked around the area but didn't see a dam.
I asked Jen what she thought. She told me that nutria will chew trees like beavers. I had no idea. I kept an eye out for nutria around the lake, but I should have looked behind me. This nutria walked down the hill and went though all the duck like I wasn't even standing there.
It exited the water just a few feet from where I stood and just looked at me.
|It seems to have a small wound near its eye.|
|Yeah, I guess those could chew down a tree....|
I saw these little birds yesterday and didn't get a good photo of them. Turns out this isn't some sort of duck! It is an American Coot.
|It has creepy red eyes.....|
I think this is a little song sparrow.
And this might be a non-breeding male house sparrow.
The crows were very active at Summerlake. The other parks I have been too haven't had as many crows.
|He was yelling at a cat on the porch, the cat didn't care.....|
|This is my favorite picture from today!|
And this Varied Thrush was digging though the leaves with his best girl.
|Jen said it was pretty rare to see these birds out in the open.|
It was such a neat trip to the park. I feel so lucky that I get to interact with wild animals so close to my house!. It is amazing to have these parks in urban areas.
Hope you have a great night!