Friday, January 31, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • January 31

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of the owl at http://youtu.be/kelOlJ9T37g .

Domestic Mallard. This "bibbed" domestic Mallard was swimming with the Mallards in the creek today.

Mallards and Domestic Mallard. From left to right, male Mallard, domestic Mallard, and female Mallard.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • January 30

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of owl at http://youtu.be/Tth8UIF62qE .

American Robin

American Robin

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • January 29

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of owl at http://youtu.be/-93T77CBZGI .

American Robin

Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge • January 29

American Coot

Mute Swan

Red-breasted Merganser

Greater Scaup

White-winged Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Bufflehead

Greater Scaup

Redhead

Redheads. Female above and male below.

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck

White-winged Scoter

Bufflehead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Great Black-backed Gull

Gulls sleeping on frozen Irondequoit Bay.

Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oatka Creek Park and Quaker Road • January 28

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Video of the owl at http://youtu.be/LKMMA-asNxc .

Pileated Woodpecker. This young lady was tapping on trees, looking for a meal, when she suddenly spotted a nearby large supply of poison ivy berries. She forgot all about the tree bark and jumped on the berries, eating them with obvious relish.

Pileated Woodpecker. Yes, I've been spotted. But hunger wins out as she went back to her berries.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Mallards and American Black Duck. The black duck is the third duck from the left.

Mallards

Snow Bunting. After leaving the park, I decided to drive around the neighboring farm fields where Snowy Owls have been reported recently. No Snowies today. However, I did come upon a flock of Snow Buntings eating spilled corn in the harvested fields.

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting