The great blue herons are all over. I took the previous photo shown in yesterday's blog of him fishing in one of the swashes. The white egrets both large and small are all over too. The swans are mating and nesting. The ducks - same. There are already way too many! The Canada geese and ibis are also abundant. The pelicans, cormorants, gulls and sandpipers love it here. There are many varieties of hawks which prey on the squirrels (too many) and rabbits (too many) in the area and they are fat. Turtles live in every lake and pond, as well as muskrat and other water-loving critters. Bald eagles are often seen soaring over, high in the sky above the ocean and land, along with osprey looking for fish. There are five resident goats on a small island and red foxes have been seen. Flowering trees and perennials are slower to bud out, but there are dozens of daffodils and pansies in bloom.
Hooray! Spring is on its way! I'll soon be trying to capture more wildlife with my camera.