Saturday Morning at Pleasure Island
This morning I took the kids to Pleasure Island to look for the Pacific Loon that Gerald Duhon discovered yesterday along the North Levee. One of the first birds seen from the levee was this very approachable Osprey. Check out those savage talons!
Didn't have to go much further to find the Pacific Loon, which was staying close to shore in the company of a Common Loon. Got this photo of them together for direct comparison:
Pacific Loon, giving its wings a little stretch:
This Common Loon was swimming right alongside the road.
Afterward we went back to check out the awesome playground near the bridge. Bryce and Lucy particularly enjoyed the tire swing.