Yesterday morning Truman and I took a break from the antics of foster dog Chloe, and went for a stroll around the Montlake Fill. I wanted a nice quiet walk--the few times I've taken Chloe with us, I got a frantic walk as she spent the entire time pulling hard towards every rabbit in sight. And there were plenty of rabbits in sight.
So yesterday Truman and I had a quiet, calm, Chloe-free walk. Naturally, we didn't see a single bunny, nor did we even see many birds about.
Here is Truman looking for birds:
We did find a mountain!
We sat at the bench near the Osprey nest for quite some time, chatting with our birder friend Doug. He's also a professional photographer and he'd been waiting for half an hour for the male Osprey to return from a fishing expedition so he could get some shots, but alas, that did not happen while we were there.
The female was on the eggs--there has been one report of possible chicks hatching, but we could not confirm this.
While we sat there, a Great Blue Heron flew in to take a stroll nearby.
We continued our stroll around the Loop Trail, not seeing anything of interest. Here is Truman wondering how far it is to the car and home:
We had a very welcome break from youthful dachshund activity, but then we had to go home to Miss Chloe. And I had to make it up to her by taking her for a long walk later. I took her to the local farmer's market, where she endeared herself to several families--kids love her, and she is super friendly to them. I do hope she finds her forever home soon!