Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • January 8

White-breasted Nuthatch

Common Mergansers. The male is at the bottom of the picture and the female is at the top.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Long-eared Owl. This bird seems content to stay in the area until further notice, passing winter storms notwithstanding.

Long-eared Owl. Today it had moved about 50 feet down the trail from where it had been roosting.

Long-eared Owl. In the fresh snow this morning I noticed numerous mouse trails. The hunting must be quite good in the park for this owl!

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of the owl at http://youtu.be/EXi_mh2Fly8 .