Mallards are back…

It’s always a pleasure to see our Mallard families back in the pond… It reminds me that the hustle of Summer is over and the relaxation of Fall is upon us.

Mallard on a pond

Patience

These little guys are bright and shiny and pretty and really hard to get close to.  They prefer to be way up high in the eucalyptus trees.

Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole

Flight School

Today is the first day of flight school for this baby hummingbird.  He isn’t so sure he’s ready yet!

Baby hummingbird is hesitant to fly for the first time.