Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • December 26

Eastern Bluebird. It was heavily overcast and cold this morning around sunrise. Despite the gloom, there was a lot of bird activity along the dirt road leading from the parking lot to the woods. Two bluebirds joined the chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, and goldfinches. Unfortunately, for the most part the birds were little more than silhouettes against the bright sky. Then one of the bluebirds dropped down and provided a bit of a photo-op.

Eastern Bluebird. Later in the hike eight bluebirds would fly overhead and low in a tight flock. The end of February when they start going to the nesting boxes and beginning a new cycle can not arrive soon enough!