It was a sunny, warm morning, so I decided to play hooky. I went for a three-hour ride to Terra Nova. The eagles at the Quilchena Golf Course were being very cooperative in terms of photography, although one (likely the male; it's smaller) was giving the other a frosty stare.
I also saw a flying Merlin, which by the time I dismounted and unpacked my camera was a diminishing dot, and a Yellow-faced Bumblebee (Feb. 4!), which disappeared into the turf before I could photograph it.