But then it became too cold for me. I left to get a sandwich for lunch and continued on to Belle Isle for some little bird birding. Belle Isle was very birdy this afternoon.
A view of Detroit from across the river.
This Ring-billed Gull was disappointed when it realized I was not going to feed it.
This one had hopes for the same. I don't know why any blog entry needs two photos of Ring-billed Gulls, but when you see my Hermit Thrush below ...
Literally, I saw Hermit Thrushes too numerous to count. This is the only dreadful photo I was able to get before my camera batteries died.
In addition to Belle Isle's resident birds, which all seemed present, and all of the Hermit Thrushes, I also saw two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, one Eastern Phoebe, one Blue-headed Vireo, one Nashville Warbler, one Orange-crowned Warbler, one Fox Sparrow, one Chipping Sparrow and one female Purple Finch feeding with a flock of House Finches.
This is a shot of the fall colors around the lake of the Ford Fairlane Estate on Sunday morning. Not very birdy here for me this morning.