Friday, February 28, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • February 28

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of owl at http://youtu.be/lrTM4CD82sA .

Red-breasted Merganser. Another new bird for the park list! This is a female. These birds are common along the Lake Ontario shore, but I have not had one on the creek before. Today there were three: two females and one male.

Red-breasted Merganser. This is the male. I just couldn't get a nice shot with his head above water. All the ducks were very skittish and I was having to sneak pictures from behind trees and such.

Red-breasted Merganser. Oh well, maybe I'll get a nice picture of him tomorrow if he is still around.

Serviceberry. This tree is one of the first, if not the first, tree to bloom in spring in the park. The buds are full and waiting for winter to break, as we all are!