Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oatka Creek Park • April 13
. After heavy rains, both Black Creek and, as seen here, Oatka Creek overflowed their banks. It would be a few days before I could walk Trout Run Trail, which is completely underwater at the left edge of the picture. When it did recede, I was amazed at the mess it made to the trail by depositing heavy sections of wooden debris seemingly everywhere. This stuff was not easy to move, and some of it is just too heavy for me. It will have to wait for the chainsaw crew.
. One box has a nest completed. Due to the attentiveness of the adults, I'd guess there is already a clutch of eggs in it.
. However, the male, in particular, likes a lower perch when it is activity hunting up food.