Usually on our visit to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge we are greeted by rabbits, deer, and coyotes. On our most recent visit we were greeted by songbirds like this Meadowlark
and this Red-Wing Blackbird.
Try as they might, the two could not drown out the song of the White-Crowned Sparrows
though the immature sparrows seemed more interesting in foraging than in joining the choir around them.
The House Finches high in the trees weren’t exactly silent but weren’t nearly as loud as the other three,
while the Black Phoebes seemed satisfied to flutter out and back silently.
Disappointingly, there were surprisingly few Snow Geese and the birds seemed more easily spooked than usual, flying away before we could stop and get pictures.