Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • February 21

Hairy Woodpecker. It was cold and quiet at Oatka today. This lone Hairy Woodpecker broke the silence along the creek. You can see the hole that it is freshly excavating. The bit of red on the back of its head indicates it is a male.

White-tailed Deer. A couple of deer paused from their foraging activities to watch me as I moved along the creek trail. A small flock of Mallards would flush a few moments later and that would be it for most of the activity for the hike.

Species Seen:
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee