Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • June 24

White-tailed Deer. This was quite a small fawn.

White-tailed Deer. Hey! Watch that tongue!

White-tailed Deer. Look how young that face is!

Eastern Phoebe. These birds are frequently not sitting on their nests when I check. (It doesn't seem to harm the eggs/nestlings.) And if they are there, they will flush if approached too quickly or too closely. So, it's good luck when one will stay around long enough for a quick picture or two!

Common Milkweed

Clouded Sulphur

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Indigo Bunting

House Wren. This bird was yelling up a storm at me. Now, that is nothing new for this feisty species. However, today I was in for a surprise ...

House Wren. And then all of the sudden ...

House Wren. A brand new fledgling popped out of the tall plants near where I was standing and then lumbered on brand new wings into a new hiding place a few feet away!

House Wren. You can still see the nest feathers still attached to the head.