First, though, before I get to the birds, here is Truman at work yesterday asking me WHY I forced him to spend a day away from his sofa:
On our walk in to work via the Montlake Fill, we spied the usual Double-crested Cormorants hanging out on the soccer field lights:
One pair engaged in a bout of bill touching -- from what I've read, it is a sign of affection.
You can see a short video of the bill-touching display here:
In case that doesn't work, you can also view it on on my Flickr site by clicking here.
Here is a view from our walk, which makes for a very pleasant stroll to and from the office:
On our walk home from work, we saw many fine herons, the usual Marsh Wren singing from the top of a cattail, and the female pheasant that's been at the Fill since last summer, which came out from the brush to cross the trail:
For some reason, the phrase "Why did the pheasant cross the road?" popped into my head. Probably for the same reason the chicken does, I expect.
The forecast today is for 60s and sunshine. Hope I get a chance to enjoy it during my lunch break.