Friday, October 31, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 31

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Rusty Blackbird

Maple Hill color watch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 29

Maple Hill color watch. A very dreary day.

Rusty Blackbird. The dogwood berries are very popular with the Rusties.

White-throated Sparrow

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 28

Northern Mockingbird

Maple Hill color watch

Rusty Blackbird. Today a huge flock was in the park!

Fall colors

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird. Reflection gazing?

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brown Creeper. My first of the season!

Brown Creeper

Monday, October 27, 2014

Durand Eastman Park • October 27

Eastern Phoebe. These birds will be leaving on migration soon.

Wood Duck. Today there was a good sized raft of Wood Ducks on Trott Lake.

Wood Duck

American Wigeon

Hooded Merganser

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Hooded Merganser

Wood Duck

Wood Duck (left), American Wigeon (right)

Wood Duck breeding plumage (left), eclipse plumage (right)

Wood Duck

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 25

Northern Mockingbird

Cedar Waxwing. Immature on the left and adult on the right.

Cedar Waxwing

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Eastern Bluebird

Maple Hill color watch

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 24

Maple Hill color watch

Canada Goose

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Bluebird Trail colors

Rusty Blackbird

Northern Mockingbird

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • October 23

Eastern Bluebird

Yellow-rumped Warbler and Poison Ivy berries. These berries are an absolute favorite of birds! And, now you know how poison ivy spreads so quickly and so widely!

Yellow-rumped Warbler. Woodpeckers love these berries, too.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Maple Hill color watch

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

White-throated Sparrow. This species exhibits polymorphism, i.e., there are two morphs: white-striped (above right) and tan-striped (below left). Interestingly, each morph will only mate with its opposite.

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Pine Siskin. Will there be an irruption of siskins this winter?

Pine Siskin

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow