This week’s prompts: The letter X, Week’s Favorite, and Water or Wet
Starting with water, Norfolk Botanical Garden borders on Lake Whitehurst. I eased onto the low bench at one of my favorite observation spots. I’d hardly gotten situated when I saw a Mallard‘s head pop up in the marshy area in front of me. The water level is higher than usual with all the rain we’ve had, bringing the water’s edge closer to the bench. I got the camera ready, and in focusing, I saw several little heads pop in line right behind her – seven to be exact. And off they went. I felt badly for having disturbed them.
My Favorite shot is one I struggled all week to get. Grayscale makes the silhouette more visible, otherwise the shot was trash! This is a young Downy Woodpecker
hanging on for dear life figuring out how to get into the Starling-proof suet feeder.
Yes, I saved X for last. Thanks to my gluten-free granddaughter, I happen to have this on hand.