Well, I never thought I would need lights to ride my bike at quarter to eight in the morning, but it would have worked today. I don't even have them on my 62-year old bike.
Still, I had a few things in Heather Farm Park. A Killdeer was on the north ball fields, along with a couple of Crows; A Green Heron was in the willows along the west side of the large, mostly natural pond. A Great and a Snowy Egret were both at the bottom of the gravel boat ramp. A handful of Mallards were on the pond, too.
At the wooden railing near the parking lot, I had two California Towhees and two Yellow Warblers. The warblers were in the Chinese Pistache tree, which has these little reddish berries, now.
At home before I left, I turned on the kitchen light and saw an Anna's Hummingbird was banging into the window. I walked into the kitchen so it could see me inside and it quit doing that. I went outside to see if there were some insects it was grabbing, but could not see anything noticeable. Perhaps it was as confused by the morning as I am.
Hugh B. Harvey