On a hike I went on this morning with my family (and my dogs 🙂 ), we ran into some pretty beautiful animals. A red-tailed hawk greeted us upon entry into Mendoza Park, followed immediately by a doe and her two fawns. At a pond along one of the paths, we found a family of killdeer. Then we met the pond’s host, a beautiful great egret who showed us around his pond. On the way back to the car, a pair of acorn woodpeckers bid us fairwell as they took a sip from the water trough.