The title is a Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. title, something his uncle used to say at moments of simple joy, and I borrow it here because I say it myself a lot when I'm out looking at birds, especially on warm sunny days. And we had an entire weekend of warm (70!) sunny days.
What a simple joy it is indeed to amble around the Loop Trail at the Montlake Fill, occasionally encountering fellow birders and friends, admiring the spring foliage, perhaps pausing to do a sketch, with a well-mannered dachshund in tow. Not to mention enjoying the birds.
Here is a Yellow-rumped Warbler foraging:
And here is another Yellow-rumped Warbler just pausing for a moment to allow me to snap its profile in all its glory.
Next is a Black-capped Chickadee foraging:
And finally, for a change of from songbirds and foraging, here is a stunning male Wood Duck just drifting along:
In the non-bird category, the turtles can be seen warming themselves up in the sunshine on nearly every available log or stump:
There were more birds this past weekend to enjoy, and a little sketching, and plenty of dog walks, but I shall save something for tomorrow.