Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • February 24

Northern Mockingbird. "Crossbill" the mockingbird was found in his usual location, defending his buckthorn berries. After the freezes we've had, I bet they are pretty sweet now.

Northern Mockingbird. It will be interesting to see if this bird nests in this area of the park, or whether this has been just a wintering location.

Winter Wren. I also recovered the Winter Wren that has been spending the winter along Oatka Creek. It is looking none the worse for wear after the winter we've had.

Winter Wren. The wren was not in a mood to play this morning. So, it was up for brief encounter and then over to the opposite bank of the creek.

American Robin. Perhaps due to the lack of fruit in the park this winter due to a poor growing season, robins have been spending their winter elsewhere. For the first time in months, treetops throughout the park were adorned by calling robins! Spring is on the way!!

Species Seen:

Canada Goose
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch