Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mendon Ponds Park • November 20

Black-capped Chickadee. It's that time of year again! Time to feed the birds along Birdsong Trail in Mendon Ponds Park.

Black-capped Chickadee. Today there were two main flocks of chickadees and not much else as the park was relatively devoid of songbirds.

Black-capped Chickadee. Peanuts (shelled and split in half) were on the menu and they were a hit!

Great Blue Heron and Canada Geese. Quaker Pond was *filled* with hundreds and hundreds of Canada Geese, and boy did they make a racket! In the distance I spied this juvenile Great Blue Heron trying to take a late morning nap until we showed up.

Black-capped Chickadee. This was from the second flock that was at the most popular place along Birdsong Trail to feed birds. (Right near the start of the trail.)

Black-capped Chickadee. Also in attendance, though not feeding from hand were cardinals, titmice, juncos, and American Tree Sparrows. Nuthatches were heard occasionally, but always in the distance. Blue Jays and crows in the background completed the tableau.

Black-capped Chickadees. Feed the birds long enough, and there will be tussle of some sort! The upper bird won this skirmish.