Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • March 26

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Snow Goose. This is a dark morph bird, also known as a "Blue Goose".

Snow Geese. These are the more usual white morph birds.

Snow Geese. There were hundreds of these birds flying over Oatka this morning.

Eastern Bluebird and American Robin. Elsewhere in the park the bluebirds and robins were working the edges of the trail, flipping over leaves to look for insects. Today these two species didn't cooperate photographically, but when they strike similar poses you can easily see that bluebirds and robins are both members of the thrush family and really look rather similar to each other.

Eastern Bluebirds, American Robin, and Northern Cardinal. The cardinal is a female in the center of the picture and facing away from the camera.

Wild Turkey. Looking across the bluebird fields, I saw strange running "dogs" along the trail up ahead in the distance. No, they weren't dogs, but turkeys! I could never catch up to them, though their tracks were clear in the freshly fallen snow.