As I settle down to paint this scene my attention is drawn to constant excited honking of Canada Geese. The goose music is coming from a flock resting in the field just past the bend of the creek. Zooming in on them with my camera I can see that they are all sitting down! Only a couple have their black necks draped over their backs, napping, and very few are grazing. Most have their heads high, honking in animated discussion about migration.
For the whole afternoon a pair of Mourning Doves have been flying around and perching on wires.
A Wood Duck lands downstream of the bridge and a Kestrel soars overhead. As I pack up my paints, Crows are calling from the ground in the pasture.