Saturday, June 8, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • May 3


Virginia Bluebells. The daily bluebell picture!

Solitary Sandpiper. A brief visit by this migrating species. There will be many longer looks later in the summer as part of their return migration. You can see a video of this bird and its characteristic head bobbing at http://youtu.be/9LVwXl-FsUA .

Great Blue Heron

American Robin. It was a hot one today! Momma robin has her bill open so she can pant. (Birds don't sweat.) 

American Robin

Flowering Dogwood. These trees probably date back to when the park was a series of farms and these tree were planted near the farmhouses.