Monday, July 1, 2013
Oatka Creek Park • May 5
. This ever elusive bird got caught by my camera!
. Warbler Loop is, once again, the nesting domain of this species.
Blue-winged Warbler. Another elusive, yet common, bird that made a brief appearance for me.
Brown Thrasher. Another mimicry songfest!
. The daily trillium.
. The daily bluebell.
Carolina Wren. Though I never found it, this bird must have had a nest very close to the trail by the creek. It really scolded me long and hard! This went on daily for about a week.
American Robin. This nest was right by where the wren would normally have a fit. Must be a popular nesting territory for several species.
Juvenal's Duskywing. Butterflies seem to be on the scarce side this year, though I usually wait until July and August to follow them intently. Before then, there's too much bird activity to follow. Do you look up, or do you look down?
. Early in spring you can get poses out in the open like this. Later on I find this bird far more secretively visually, though their near constant singing is there for everyone to hear.