April has been a month of sparse postings, but not one of sparse observations.
This collection shows some of the sightings that did not have a posting of its own.
A male Pintail Duck wanders past.
The oversized bills of a mating pair of Northern Shovelers are evident.
There is tranquility in this scene of three Great Blue Herons.
This unfortunate Northern Flicker seems to have its head on backwards.
A Columbian Ground Squirrel pulls sentry duty.
Two Turkey Vultures soar over the lakeshore.
A pair of Wood Ducks (female, left; male, right) rests on a branch above the water.
It is nest-building time and this Osprey is bring a stick to the task.
A real treat was watching a Marsh Wren burst forth in song.
Now that the snow has vanished, fields have become the hunting ground of Mountain Bluebirds.
A Meadow Lark flies to meet a companion atop of a tree.
A Black-billed Magpie flies through the trees.
Defending itself after its arrest for defacing industrial property, this marmot feigned innumeracy.
The first Bumble Bee to be seen in any numbers is the Bombus bifarius. This one flew by on its way to collect pollen.