Even though the path is a man made boardwalk and the highway and shooting range noises interfere, going out to see the seasonal changes at Potter Marsh is always a soothing event. This time my three month old grandson and his parents were along, and while he slept through it all, it was good to take him out there.
So if you need a relaxing nature break, enjoy the post. Clicking on any picture will give you a MUCH sharper version.
The ducks I could identify were all mallards. Mallards are really beautiful, but I tend to dismiss them because they're so common. I just enjoyed the patterns of and the reflections in the water.
Most of the summer birds were gone. The bald eagles (it's in the old cottonwood, look for the white head) nest back there and spend the winter in the area. The Arctic Terns were gone. We did see some trumpeter swans, but they were camera shy yesterday.