Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • July 26

Solitary Sandpiper. The olive green legs are one of the notable features about this bird.

Eastern Bluebird. With nesting season apparently done for the bluebirds in our area, they are presently milling around the fields and forest edges along Bluebird Trail. I hear their songs and flight calls daily on my hikes. This male is looking a bit scruffy from the damp conditions on this day (clouds and rain). Bluebirds typically won't molt until September, according to Cornell's Birds of North America.