Kha Tai Lagoon Nature Park

After a delicious, but filling breakfast at Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro Leslie and I needed a walk before the shops opened. So we decided to stroll through Kha Tai Lagoon Nature Park. I didn’t expect to see many birds, but I took my camera just like I always do.

I was pleasantly surprised to immediately encounter a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, where these two seemed to be pairing off.

Cedar Waxwings

We didn’t have to walk too far to encounter these Ruddy Ducks obviously involved in mating rites.

three Ruddy Ducks

The male in front with his bright blue bill seemed to have attracted the female’s attention.

This White-crowned Sparrow seemed further along in the mating process.

White-crowned Sparrow

We were amazed at how it managed to pick up each individual piece of grass without dropping the others it had already collected.

We only saw one Red-Shafted Flicker,

Red-Shafted Flicker

But considering how hard it was to spot there could easily have been a mate nearby we hadn’t seen. The bird looked too noble not to have attracted a mate.

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