Monday, February 18, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • February 18

Brown Creeper. There were several wandering mixed flocks in Oatka today. As I was about to leave the woods and approach Warbler Loop, the sounds of chip notes began in ernest about me. Not seeing the sources of the calls, I whistled a few screech owl imitations. This Brown Creeper responded by taking up residence on a nearby tree!

Brown Creeper. These was more than one creeper mixed in with chickadees and other likely suspects. The creepers were also singing winter abbreviated songs. Hope for the coming spring!

Brown Creeper. Here the bird could be singing as the feathers on the throat appeared to be raised.