With Jeanette and Buster on the sick list, I traveled solo to Springfield to spend some time with Michael and Madeleine. Michael took us to the Booth Kelly Trailhead, a new park that he has discovered and enjoys walking. The park occupies a portion of the Booth Kelly mill site, and contains a large water filtration pond that makes for good bird habitat.
Red-winged Blackbirds were the most numerous birds. Shown here is a male calling and displaying. Dispite seeing several males displaying, we didn't see any females. See the bird list here.
After our moring walk in the park where I photographed birds, and Madeleine collected rocks, and watched the trains, we went to Cornucopia for lunch. Thanks Michael for a great walk and lunch.