Saturday, May 26, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • May 12

Baltimore Oriole. With more and more of the leaves opening, the harder and harder it is getting to see the birds in the clear.

Eastern Towhee. Fortunately, some birds want to be seen at least some of the time.

Scarlet Tanager. Fortunately, these birds are very vocal right now, so finding their general location is easy. Being able to peek between the leaves to actually see them is another matter.

Scarlet Tanager

American Goldfinch making the most of what camouflage it has!

Eastern Towhee

Yellow Warbler

Eastern Phoebe. The yellow on the belly is pronounced in this picture, though it is almost never noticed in the field until fall.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. These butterflies are now ubiquitous in the park, and a good thing at that as they always make an interesting photo study!


Question Mark. This individual's wings are beginning to look a bit worn. Note its tongue!

Baltimore Oriole

Tree Swallow