Saturday, June 2, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • May 23


Eastern Bluebird. Now that the first brood has fledged, the bluebirds are now moving around the park before the beginning of the next brood.


Common Fleabane

Yellow Warbler. This male is singing up a storm ...

Yellow Warbler. Wait! What's that coming?


Yellow Warbler. A female shows up and seems to be giving the male a piece of her mind! The male seems a bit cowed.


Canada Anemone


American Carrion Beetle. These beetles are setting up shop in a frog carcass. I have never noticed this species of beetle before, though it is a regular part of nature's "clean up" crew.


Belted Kingfisher. The red belt under the blue belt means this is a female.


Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Star-of-Bethlehem. These flowers survived the county's large deck lawn mower.

Eastern Bluebird