We had some cooperative birds to watch -- first, a Great Blue Heron at Yesler Swamp.
The only time I get good swallow photos is when they stop to rest, which doesn't happen all that often. This Tree Swallow posed ever so beautifully.
And there were also Barn Swallows landing briefly on the Main Pond edge to grab mud.
We saw this bunny at the swamp area entrance -- it popped out of the brush for just a few seconds.
I hope it stayed well hidden, because not too much later, a bit farther away near the alder grove, we spotted this critter:
After our adventures at the Fill, we tootled up to campus, where Truman rested while I took photos of the Quad buildings.
Finally, a little art for today -- back home, where I've been doing a little practice art from my photographs (because it's been too hot to draw outside), I tried ink, watercolor, and colored pencil to depict a Black Oystercatcher taking a sip of water:
I really like the effect of colored pencil on top of watercolor and am eager to try it out in the field. It is supposed to be cooler now -- 72 for a high today -- and I already have plans to get out and sketch.