Some days, more’s happening above my head that at eye level. There almost always are a few crows in the trees across the creek. They are a noisy bunch and can be heard long before they come into one’s field of vision.
This resident red-tailed hawk does a flyover every time I visit.
Canada geese like this park too and …
… always sound super dramatic whenever they fly by.
There were at least a couple of hundred unidentifiable birds in this noisy flock.
And yes, there are hummingbirds at the park!
This guy always perches at the “entrance” to the Justin Bieber Corner.
If you follow this little girl and her grandpa and turn right after the second log,
you will arrive at the Justin Bieber Corner!
But first check out this tiny ruby-crowned kinglet hiding in the conifers.
I had been walking at this park all year during the pandemic and people often stop and chat, asking what I’m looking for. One day, a couple of woman pointed out the gnawed tree trunks right around the corner from the Lookout. I had never noticed these tree before and just like with the otter, I had no idea that beavers live in this park.
When I shared this with my sister in Germany, she instantly named the culprit
In case you don’t speak German, Bieber is the German word for beaver!
Justin lives right next to these cute squirrels.
A few weeks later I noticed that a tree had fallen into the creek.
I didn’t think much of it, because trees can topple over …
… until I came around the corner and saw the broken fence and a freshly cut tree trunk.
Justin had managed to chomp his way through two tree trunks!!
One tree had landed in the creek, the other across the walking path.
I haven’t seen the beaver(s) because they are nocturnal.
After this excitement, I kept on walking …
… into a vibrantly colored autumn day!