Although there are manzanita bushes scattered around the lake, I think it should be called Glass Lake or Reflection Lake because of obvious reasons.
And, of course, there were lots of squirrels and chipmunks hanging around to make things interesting...
A half moon among the pine trees...
Usually, the birds are so skittish that I have a tough time getting any clear photos. But this time they were extra cooperative and we went home happy birders!
I can't get over how beautiful the feathers on a Steller's Jay are! They might be a common bird to most, but we have to drive an hour into the mountains from the valley to see them.
Does anyone else ever thank the birds for taking time to pose for the camera? I do! :D
The hike around the lake is an easy one and so worth it! You can find more info about the Manzanita Lake Trail here.
For more about the birds we saw in the area, visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams.