While I sat there eating, Tree Swallows were flitting about, and then two of them landed on a branch nearby:
I had some time after eating and before returning to work to stroll around, and this happens to be the back side of the Montlake Fill -- lucky me! First, I found the usual Great Blue Heron:
Meanwhile, the Double-crested Cormorants were hanging out on the soccer stadium light standards, and one pair had a noisy meet and greet session:
Then they did a bit of bill-tapping:
And then they told their nearest neighbor to get lost:
On the way back I paused by one of my favorite views, and noticed a Common Merganser on a log.
I zoomed in for close up shots.
This is a merganser yawning:
Not a bad way to spend a lunch hour at work.