Sunday, June 30, 2013

Black Creek Park • May 5

Chipping Sparrow. This bird greeted me as I got out of my car at the parking lot.

Swamp Sparrow. You can see the reddish coloring in its wings which is one of the best field marks on this bird.

American Toad. These frogs come in a wide variety of colors and hues.

Eastern Towhee. I always enjoy getting a good look at their red eyes!

Brown Thrasher. Doing what this bird does best: singing from the top of a tall tree and filling the area with its mimicry.

Brown Thrasher

Great Blue Heron. The male has some nesting material and seems to be doing routine nest maintenance. The female looks on.

Great Blue Heron. Nest number two.

Great Blue Heron. Nest number three. You can see the heron's orange bill on the left side.