These first pics are from a few days ago -- Truman and I went to the Montlake Fill last Thursday on one of the few sunny days we've had here of late.
I saw a bird fly up to the top of a small tree and thought at first it was a lighter-than-usual Song Sparrow, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a lovely Lincoln's Sparrow, which visit us only in Winter:
In the alder grove I saw this Bewick's Wren, which presented a silhouette due to being backlit:
The rest of the birds (we had 27 species that morning) declined to have their photos taken. Truman, however, was happy to pose by Shoveler's Pond:
We stopped by the slough:
And a little later on, Truman posed again to make up for the lack of cooperative birds:
This next photo is from last Sunday, when I tried to watch the Seahawks playoff game, and decided it was too painful. So I turned the sound down and distracted myself by sketching this barn from a photo I'd taken up in the Skagit:
And this last photo is also from Sunday, which was a bit rainy. Truman and I went for a short walk during a break in the rain, and here he is right after we returned, back in his favorite spot:
I think he is wondering why I am annoyed at the television set, where the football game is still playing. All I can say about that is, "I miss baseball!"