The juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds were busily flying around the Dike Trail. This one proudly displays the dragonfly fly it caught.
Being the first person of the day, I had to run the goose gauntlet. I've noticed that Canada Geese often stand on one leg. Looking closely at this photo, I think I may have found the reason why. Even they don't like stepping on the stuff!
On the back side of the Upper Impoundment we could hear the Virginia Rail calling. In a little while it appeared on the path. It was quickly followed by two chicks (the twins). These chicks have grown significantly in the last 1 1/2 weeks. They quickly disappeared into the woods by the river. The chicks couldn't be seen, but the adult continued to forage in the muddy area near the trail.
I was attracted to this cluster of Daisy Fleabane. The ladybud is just the cherry on the top of that sundae.