Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet. And so begins another season of trying to get a good picture under difficult lighting conditions of this kinetic little bird!

Golden-crowned Kinglet. In the dead of winter, this will be only source of bright yellow in an otherwise gray surroundings.

Maple Hill color watch

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Fringed Gentian

The trees with golden outer leaves are Shagbark Hickories.

Shagbark Hickory. These trees did not produce many nuts this year. (Nut production very irregular for this species.) Pity, for they taste great!

Great Blue Heron

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee