Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • May 26

Red-winged Blackbird. This is a female.

Gray Catbird

Multifloral Rose. For the past few weeks with these flowers in bloom the park has been filled with the powerful scent of roses. At one place along Brown Creeper Trail I walk through the heart of a large collections of these flowers and the aroma is almost too intense!

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow Warbler

White Admiral. I was happy to finally get my first White Admiral picture of the season.

White Admiral

Alder Flycatcher. This species likes to nest in Warbler Loop, too, it seems.

Alder Flycatcher

Green Frog

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Canada Anemone

Monarch. The milkweeds are now hosting a number of Monarch caterpillars. I'll have pictures of them in a future batch.

Baltimore Oriole Nest. This is in the copse along Bluebird Trail. The whistles of the orioles accompany me most of the way along this trail these days.

Eastern Bluebirds. There is a lot going on here! (Click the picture for a larger version.) On the far left is a juvenile calling to the adult for food. The adult is right of center and mostly hidden by the branch in the foreground. However, you can see the worm it has that it is feeding to the juvenile to the immediate right.

Eastern Bluebirds. Perhaps the adult is only feeding a part of the worm to the juvenile on the right and intends to feed the other part to the juvenile on the left. These days (a week or so later) the juveniles are starting to find their own food more and more frequently (and successfully).

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird