Wow! We just went on one of the best hikes I've ever been on!Lassen Volcanic National Park was absolutely breathtaking. Most of the trail ran alongside the creek and the sound of all that water rushing by is enough to make you forget about everything else...
Manzanita Lake), but we did manage to spot a juvenile Townsend's Solitaire!
I just love how cute and spotted juvenile birds are this time of year...
(I've posted some video of this little guy at the end of the post.)
There are lots of birds to see and hear at the Kings Creek picnic area, but they fly around so quickly from tree to tree that they are virtually impossible to take a photo of!
This isn't the greatest photo of a Dark-eyed Junco we've ever taken, but I had to post it for proof!Yellow-rumped Warbler. I cherish every clear photo I've ever gotten of one because I know how quick and uncooperative they can be. (This isn't one of those photos, but what's a bird blog without pictures!)
If you're wondering what the Kings Creek Falls look like (spectacular!), head on over to my travel blog Vaughn the Road Again where I've posted pics of the trail and the ah-mazing waterfalls. (Yes, there was more than one!)
Here's some video of the juvenile Townsend's Solitaire: