We'll get back to the ducks from the Sacramento NWR shortly, but I was getting out of my car this morning when I realized that there were warblers and bluebirds flitting about in the deodar tree under which I had parked. I've been missing these little songbirds this year, so I grabbed the camera. A few of the Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) were nice enough to land on the signs nearby and pose (or stare balefully).
It was a cold morning, and we're starting to see our hated foggy days. Such gray days can get old quickly, so it was nice to see a flash of color in the gloom!