More of Theler

We’ve been so busy making cookies and decorating the house that I haven’t had a chance to complain that it has been over a week since I was able to get outside and take photos.  We’ve finished enough cookies that I feel comfortable taking a few minutes to edit the photos I took a week ago at Theler on a remarkably clear morning, as revealed by yet another shot of the moon.

There were actually quite a few ducks, like these beautiful Northern Pintails, but they were far, far away — probably best because our morning walk was punctuated by the sound of shotgun blasts as hunting season continues.  

We got a lot closer to these Ring-Billed Gulls, who looked quite striking in the early-morning sunshine.

My favorite shot of the day, though, was this shot of a common House Finch surrounded by red berries and highlighted by the early morning light.