Monday, July 23, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • July 9

Rose-breasted Grosbeak. There's always a surprise at Oatka Creek Park! This bird looks like it has been mere hours from leaving the nest. It has yet to grow no more than the stubbiest of tails. There are still downy feathers on the top of its head. The bill is also clearly one of a very young bird.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak. All the excitement of leaving the nest must have left our feathered friend tired. It decided it was nap time.

Eastern Towhee. I thought it was time for another towhee picture!