On Sunday D. and I decided to enjoy the beautiful sunny and mild faux-spring weather by taking a little walk on a section of the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale. Here are some of the pics I took.
Looking up the trail.
A coot swims in a waterway next to the trail.
A flock of black-necked stilts swoops over the water.
A pied-billed grebe has excellent camouflage in this habitat.
A white pelican attends to its preening in the slough.
A kestrel surveys the landscape from atop a light pole.
A yellowlegs surveys the slough from atop a wooden pole, a relic from the salt pond days.
A look at the slough, flat as a pancake today.
A ruddy duck hen bobs up from feeding below the surface.
Cormorants bask and preen on old wood posts.
A juvenile gull settles into the slough to feed.
A rarely-seen Eurasian wigeon swims in the slough.
A snowy egret looks for things to eat along the edge of the slough.
A Gulfstream G650 business jet takes off from nearby Moffett Field.
A western pond turtle basks on abandoned salt pond equipment.
A waxing gibbous moon is a precursor to the super blue blood moon.