Friday, November 23, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • November 23

Mallards. The creek was empty of birds today except for these Mallards.

Winter Wren. At one point the silence creekside was broken by the resident Winter Wren. It was not being as bold as usual today and never gave me an unobstructed view.

Winter Wren

American Tree Sparrow. After last winter being devoid of these usually common winter birds, this year they are back in force in the park.

American Tree Sparrow. These were a good number of these sparrows mixed with an equally good number of juncos and chickadees in the tall grasses along Bluebird Trail. There was even a Downy Woodpecker in this mixed field flock.

American Tree Sparrow