Thursday, January 9, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • January 9

Merlin. On the way to Oatka I spotted a Merlin, a type of falcon, sitting atop a phone pole and preening.

Merlin. I carefully stopped my car by the pole, opened my sunroof and took some pictures.

Merlin. Then I got out and walked a bit so I could see the whole bird.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Black-capped Chickadee

Mallard

American Black Duck

Long-eared Owl. Still at park!

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl. This shot was taken later in the day on a return trip to the park.

Video of owl at http://youtu.be/EIkiRV4lJjQ .