This male killdeer, possibly one of George's sons from last year, seems upset or excited that Miracle is in his spot.
He's taken over a spot in Junior's territory. You can see Miracle in the background.
I think this is his (and Squeak's) sister:
Killer Jr. and Miracle went back across the lake. Here is Killer Jr. He got fishing line in his mouth, but got it out:
Miracle likes to stay near the reeds:
Meanwhile, I think these are Squeak's and Pollux's eggs. I'm not going to mention where they are except that there is a fence nearby.
This next picture is of an odd sparrow. It was hanging out with the white-crowned sparrow, but I think it's a chipping sparrow with very light markings. It's dark bill, notched tail, and darker legs rule out white-chinned and black-chinned sparrow. You can barely see the face markings:
The osprey are active on their nests. One of them just brought a really long, wet rope to add to it. I hope things don't dangle out any longer or the nest will be electrocuted by the high-voltage wires. Also, I hope they don't eat any of the ducklings soon to hatch.
I thought this male great egret was beautiful! I originally thought it was a snowy egret, but it's not:
Sorry this next photo is fuzzy. It's Caramel sitting on her nest in a secret area. The only thing is that if a predator were to find her, she would be trapped as there was only one way in or out of this spot:
The ring necked duck is still here along with a few lesser scaups:
Also seen today, Fred the yellowlegs and Bob2 the spotted sandpiper. Junior the killdeer was seen, too.