This is a slightly different version. Anne has a new-to-her camera with greater zoomability. A sunny day and the promise of birds singing in the trees was an invite not to be turned down. I didn't take a camera so all these shots are hers. Tests, you know.
Imagine our surprise when we saw what the
Let's move on to the sea shore. Here comes our friend, sea otter. He's trying to get in to shore and we're in his way. Oh , well, might as well do some fishing. This shows us his good side, whiskers and all. I have enlarged this from the original. It seems to have held its focus quite well.
An osprey sitting atop some pilings. I think he's already had his lunch. Those are purple martin boxes around his poles.
The great blue heron stands and waits. So patient. Both these photos were taken from quite a distance. The zoom passed the test. It is better - and higher res, too.
A field of daisies.
Some beach pea showing it's gorgeous color. This camera is not as good for flowers as the one I use. Just sayin'.
I could lean on the fence and look at this view all day. The camera never managed to catch the cedar waxwings that kept flying over the reeds. More afternoon snacking.
But, look closely, through the reeds and we see who's having a dream in the sun. Truly delightful.