It was another gray day in Bodega Bay, but on the way back from the post office I stopped to watch this Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata). (This is the loon's non-breeding plumage; it has a red throat during the breeding season.)
With the calm water and the crab boats headed out, there were gentle waves creating intriguing reflections. It reminded me of skipping stones — how many skips, or how many reflections can you see in one picture? Here are a few examples:
The loon spent some time drifting and looking around, and some time resting with its bill tucked under its back feathers.
Maybe I was drawn to the loon because this is how I feel today — a bit tired and ready for the weekend. :)