Townsend's Solitaire

 Was having a short lunch, decided to walk on the upper boardwalk with the camera in my pack. Half way up, I saw a bird fly off from the hand rail to top of a tree few meters away, it was a Townsend's Solitaire. The last time I saw one was eleven months earlier in the same area. It did not look as it was going to fly away. Quickly I went into my pack and pulled my camera out. Took few pictures until I saw a couple coming around the corner from the top of the boardwalk, the bird would be between them and I.

 As I expected, it flew off, but again not too far. I exchanged few words with the couple, then the focus was back to the bird. Was able to take number of pictures, it would go near the running warm water and then perch on a branch or the boardwalk's rails, repeated this few times. I was trying to figure out if it was looking for food and what that food would be. Luckily, I was able to take few pictures with the food being held in its bill. The experts tell me, its a spider.

Until next moment,