Seen at Annadel Spring Lake parking area.
Wild turkeys in Spring Lake Park.
Giant oak in Spring Lake Park.
I wonder if this might actually be a domestic swan goose x domestic goose hybrid. Cornell and various places have photos of Canada goose x domestic swan goose & Canada goose x domestic goose hybrids (so by transitive property they can all interbreed?), and I found this Darwin quote from On the Origin of Species:
"The hybrids from the common and Chinese geese (A. cygnoides), species which are so different that they are generally ranked in distinct genera, have often bred in this country with either pure parent, and in one single instance they have bred inter se."
Footnote : The swan goose had been separated in the monotypic genus Cygnopsis (alternatively spelled Cycnopsis) by Johann Friedrich von Brandt in 1836, some 20 years before Darwin wrote this. Cygnopsis cygnoides essentially means "Swan lookalike", Cygnopsis signifying "looking like a swan" and cygnoides "similar to a swan". (--Wikipedia)
Muddy-faced squirrel investigating picnic table crumbs. Check out the lanky legs & feet compared to Eastern Grey.
Lots singing from the trees. This group was pecking around the main picnic area.
Eating bits off the grill.
Being harassed by a crow. Never seen that before.
This swan was angry at all the other swans. Neck feathers standing up, raised fluffed wings, and swimming in quick spurts. When it reached the others it chased them.
Coming into mature plumage.
This plant was about 1 foot tall.
This is the only gall that seem to fit. Its on both sides of the leaf and the tree is a black oak.