Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • April 7

Song Sparrow. This sight and sound was a nice way to being the walk!

Eastern Phoebe. This bird was singing away over the creek while keeping an eye on the fisherman below.

Song Sparrow. Here the bird has its crown feathers raised. Compare this to the next picture.

Song Sparrow. This is the same bird moments later with its crown feathers lowered.

Eastern Phoebe. Sometimes the birds *do* cooperate photographically! You can see the little hook on the end of its bill. This bird is glancing skyward to watch for predators.

Eastern Phoebe. The coast is clear for the moment.

Wood Duck. This is a female, hiding in the "pothole" swamp along the dirt road from the parking lot to the woods.

Species Seen
Wood Duck
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird