At the intersection of a couple of trails, the trees suddenly became very birdy. There were multiple Black-Capped Chickadees, multiple thrushes (variety unknown), and the following mystery bird, of which I think there were several as well.
today's mystery migrating bird
again (in case this helps you recognize it)
just a few water lily blooms remain among the now yellowing foliage
You take the bugs on that side; I'll take this side!
Eastern Painted Turtle
(It was a beautiful day for basking in the sun.)
Don't you just love all the flora that is growing out of this rotting tree trunk?
more Eastern Painted Turtles
I sure feel like I type the word "Eastern" a lot!