A short ride on a gloomy and cold Saturday afternoon.
But oh the beauty we saw - Mr. Mallard with his handsome colors and beautiful feather pattern on his back
Mrs. Mallard with soft feathers in lovely, lacy designs.
Another Mallard standing on the ice on Lake Padden - with raindrops making a pattern on the water-covered ice behind him. At one time a week or so ago the lake was frozen completely across - which has not happened since we moved to Washington in 2001.
On the baseball field by the lake - another flock of American Wigeons nibbling their lunch
As we were leaving the park we spotted a Rufous Sided Towhee in a bush. He sat nicely while I took some photos. He was all puffed up to keep warm on our cold, rainy day.
And just a few blocks from home - a Red Tail Hawk up in a tree.
One of the best shots I've ever gotten of the color on the tail feathers.