Veteran’s Day. I have the day off. I got up around 7:00 this morning and had some coffee and a light breakfast before heading out to the American River Bend Park. It was about 43° outside when I went out there. I walked around for about 3 hours before heading back home (and by then it was in the 50’s).
When I first got into the park I was treated with the view of a young Red-Shouldered Hawk sitting in a tree. I pulled off the trail and was able to get quite a few good photos of him. That was a nice wat to start my walk. It wasn’t wet enough for there to be much in the way of fungi, so I didn’t see much of that but I did find some Sulphur Shelf. On my walk, I also saw Bufflehead Ducks, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Spotted Towhee, Killdeer, several Cormorants (including one that caught a fish), a male Common Merganser and several mule deer.