First we went to the Montlake Fill, where the morning light hit the cottonwoods just right.
We saw our first Savannah Sparrow of the season -- they are here only in Spring/Summer, and we also saw lots of returning swallows. Here's the sparrow:
We saw lots of Mallards out and about:
Then we headed over to Magnuson Park, where I wanted to do a little sketching at the wetlands ponds, and where I had to put Truman in his stroller much of the way, as he refused to walk ("we've already been for a walk!"). The flickers were busy excavating nest holes:
A Canada Goose had found a somewhat unusual spot to chill out:
Meanwhile, a Marsh Wren popped into view for quite a long time, singing away to advertise his territory:
I managed to get a video recording -- it's on my Flickr site and runs 38 seconds:
Truman was unimpressed by all the springtime bird activity, and he was very very happy when we finally got home.