Spring has definitely sprung here in Northern California. It is so green here right now that I feel like we live in "Teletubbie" land. I used to always think Ireland would be this green, so Nene will have to tell me. I decided I needed to get out and take some pictures before the grass turns brown. It's amazing that the regional park is only about 5 minutes from my house, but even though I live in the city, there are so many wild animals in the park. March came in like a lion this year, so I wanted to take advantage of a break in the rain to get some pictures. I loved the light on the water in the duck picture. The wildflowers are in bloom, and many fields are fully yellow with blossoms.
I ran across this egret, who didn't seem the least bit afraid of me. He stood about 6-7' away from me and didn't seem the least bit concerned. I kept thinking if I inched my way in closer he would fly and I would get some pictures of him in flight, but he wouldn't budge, and I didn't have the heart to scare him. ;) About 3 feet away from him was a hummingbird sitting quietly on a limb. I was thinking, "Did all of the animals decide to sit still and pose for me today?"
I was walking along and saw this coyote making his way up the hill. I stopped to look at some geese waddling in front of me and suddenly saw another coyote following the same path. I have to say that these coyotes look much healthier than ones I've seen in years past. Their coats look healthier, and they are much fatter.