Early on a holiday weekend, it seemed that most people were sleeping in. The few people there had the refuge to themselves. This family had a budding naturalist in its midst. Many birds he knew by name, and he would us his bird book to identify new ones. The boys identified this frog that stopped to pose for a photo.
At the boat ramp by the river a father was teaching his son the joys of fishing.
Heading back towards the tower I passed this robin that was just posing in the tree. He had been in the same tree on my way up the path. That is not common, so I took a moment to look around. Soon I found why he was hanging in the neighborhood. (Why is it that animals so rarely nest in areas with reasonable camera angles?)
Back on the dike I passed a very limber Canada Goose, with a great sense of balance. Besides standing on one leg, while preening its back, it was doing this on a down slope too! I'll have to keep an eye out to see if yoga for geese catches on.