Another small gift this morning.
In the darker shadows of the trees I found this dollop of sunshine.
The yellow warbler was darting about looking for caterpillars and insects.yellow warbler

A small package, um, bird was a great surprise today.
I found this yellow-throated warbler up high in the canopy at the lake.
This species is uncommon here, but sure a lot of colorful fun.

yellow-throated warbler

I had been intently watching an immature osprey attempting to fish, toward the middle of the lake.
Something pulled my eye toward the far shore to my left.
I watched as an animal, I thought a large dog, jumped into the lake. Not an unusual sight.
Looking back at the osprey, something at the back of my mind urged me to check on the dog.
It wasn’t a dog at all, but was a large doe, calmly swimming toward me!
She crossed the large cove, got to my side, jumped up on the bank and disappeared.
I just never know what mother nature will send my way! There is a very, very short video below the photo. Enjoy!

swimming deer