Boids and Turtles

Around 11 o’clock, I went over to the Cosumnes River Preserve to do some bird-watching, but as most of the migrations are nearing their end here, there wasn’t a lot of interesting stuff to see.  I did spend some time taking photos of a small flock of Tree Swallows, and some turtles that were warming themselves in the sun (old Pond Turtles and some Red-Cheeked Slider Turtles).  The Sandhill Cranes are getting ready to leave for the next leg of their migration, and were flying over in large crackle-squawking flocks; that was kind of neat.  I spent about 2 hours there and then headed back home.