Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 31

American Robin. This robin was eating snow for the moisture. Interesting, as the creek was a less than a minute flight away.

American Robin

Downy Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Oatka Creek Park and Black Creek Park • December 29

Oatka Creek

The following pictures were taken at Black Creek Park.

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

And then like a lighting bolt, the shrike dove to the ground to take the mockingbird that was there! The mockingbird was alert, however, and dodged the strike.  A yelling match ensued between the birds for a few seconds. That was enough for the shrike and it flew back into the bush, then disappeared.

Northern Mockingbird acting as if nothing just happened. What poise!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Oatka Creek Park and Black Creek Park • December 28

American Robin

Eastern Gray Squirrel. You have to keep checking all the Pileated Woodpecker holes. You never know who will be found inside!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Shrike. This bird has been elusive since the snows melted! Black Creek Park.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 22

White-throated Sparrow, though Grape-throated Sparrow might be more accurate! 

Brown Creeper. Hey! Slow down!

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Friday, December 19, 2014

Black Creek Park • December 19

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 16

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Blue Jay

Monday, December 15, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 15

Brown Creeper almost disappearing into the tree bark.

Black-capped Chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Shrike at Black Creek Park

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 13

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Cardinal

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

White-tailed Deer

Northern Shrike at Black Creek Park

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 12

American Robin

Oatka Creek

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • December 11

American Tree Sparrow

Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

Northern Cardinal

Fresh Snow

Oatka Creek

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker