After a rainy day yesterday, with the temperature rising, the day was hazy till about 11. The sun finally came out and the sky turned blue. Before heading for Brightwood Park, a fluffy sparrow greeted me from the bush of winter jasmine. I had to make a stop to take a courtesy picture for the little fellow.
Near the Brightwood parking lot, two northern flickers were courting on a tall tree. It was like a drama on the stage. The way they corresponded to each other reminded me of the piece "Invitation to Dance" by Carl Maria von Weber. I was apparently not the only party watching. A duck got so excited and took off like a rocket to look for a partner.