So, to continue my weekend with my Grandkids - on Saturday afternoon I dropped Kennedy off at home and picked up Gavin for an overnight in The Palms. We arrived around dinnertime, and Gavin loves breakfast, so we had breakfast for dinner:
Double-Crested Cormorants - this is the first time I've noticed these birds:
I don't know what this next bird is, he was perched behind the fence near the last lake. At first I thought it was an owl, but he doesn't match the photos of the three kinds of owls listed at Santee Lakes. He has a very small beak. Anyone have a name for this guy?
NOTE: I had a couple of suggestions of White-Tailed Kite, and looked again at the "Birds of Santee Lake" sheet. The only Kites listed are White-Shouldered Kite and Black-Shouldered Kite. I checked both photos on-line, and he looks just like a Black-Shouldered Kite. Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I've never seen a Kite before, and never would have looked that name up. Unless I hear otherwise, I'm going with the Black-Shouldered Kite.
On Sunday evening Tom, Trish, Kennedy and 2-year old Graydin came down and took us all out to dinner at a local steakhouse. I wanted to post a photo of the family at dinner, but the restaurant photos were fuzzy. It must have been the lighting. When they went home, it was pretty quiet around here!
Monday I just took it easy, surprisingly I wasn't tired after having a few really busy days! Tuesday was super busy - drove to town to shop, get gas, then the laundry at the park. Dumped the tanks, filled the water tank, generally got ready to leave the park, heading east to the desert.
Next time I'll post about the Hot Spring LTVA and have some photos of this area for you.
From Me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)