And I only took a picture of this tree tumor because it looks like hemorrhoids.
Okay, I bet a bunch of you are asking yourselves, "Susan, have you ever seen a hemorrhoid?". And the answer is YES.
I took the girls to the quarry today, to show them all the coots, widgeons, etc. I did NOT let them out of the car. I have the sense at least to know that this is a gravel pit, and gravel pits have very, very, very deep water. And there is no staff there yet to help someone if they fall in.
"Gimme a kiss, Mommy."
I think I forgot to mention the grebes in yesterday's post. I saw them today and they were close enough to photograph. I have to assume that these are pied-billed grebes.
I zoomed in to look at the bill, and it looks like a pied-billed grebe to me. I'm not lucky enough to get a really interesting one, like a red-necked or horned or a Clark's grebe. But it is between breeding seasons, so who knows. A pied-billed is not a life bird for me, but it's cool anyway.