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One of my favorite aspects of Saturday morning's visit to White Rock Lake was that I got my first real evidence of fall. The early morning temperatures were cool, the squirrels were busily burying nuts, and leaves were turning colors and dropping from the trees. I'm looking forward to getting out and taking advantage of these conditions as much as I can over the next several weeks. :)
Katie the Swan was out and about in Sunset Bay. And drawn in close to the boardwalk by some visitors with corn.
coots. Well, swimming with coots might be a better way to put it. Whatever the phrasing, there were lots of them. And I took lots of pictures of them. But for whatever reason, I had trouble getting their eyes in focus. This is probably my best effort thanks largely to the reflection on the water.
Swan geese were also getting in on the free corn. Easily the most tame of all the birds clamoring to be fed, they got up quite close and were quite vocal about wanting their share.
A great initial excursion to White Rock Lake, hopefully just the first of many!