Creeping up the steps of an abandoned building.
Some really luxuriant patches.
Two other birds nearby. All of them had their nictitating membranes deployed. Sunglasses?
Being consumed by dodder.
Surprise grebe in the background of a photo.
Very thin in profile! Ran across the path, tail clearly visible.
The piece missing from its wing corresponds quite well with the rock.
Really pleased with this photo.
Perched on crystalline ice plant.
A pair on the pond.
A rather unflattering angle.
Quite a few domestic-ancestry mallards around, including young birds.
Some nesting (?) on a little island, with others hovering overhead and calling.
Very spiny all over.