Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 31

Maple Hill

American Tree Sparrow. My first of the season.

American Tree Sparrow

Eastern Bluebird

Rusty Blackbird

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 26

Maple Hill

The Fox (Sparrow) and the Grapes

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Clouded Sulphur

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 24

Fox Sparrow

Maple Hill

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird. I’ve been spotted from the other side of the creek!

American Mink. Leucistic, perhaps? (The white face is unusual.)

Eastern Screech-Owl

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 21

Under cloudy and rainy conditions …

Rusty Blackbird

Maple Hill

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebird

Swamp Sparrow

Monday, October 19, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 19

Eastern Bluebird serenading the sunrise.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Maple Hill

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 18

Maple Hill. Yes, there was a little bit of snow on the ground here and there.

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Winter Wren

Pileated Woodpecker

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • October 16

White-throated Sparrow. These birds will be in our area until around mid November when they will continue southward.

Gray Catbird eating Virginia Creeper berries.

Gray Catbird. It is nearing the time to say goodbye to the catbirds until next spring.

Maple Hill. The colors continue to bloom.

Chipping Sparrow. The chippers will be gone for the winter by month’s end, give or take.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Fox Sparrow. One of my all-time favorite birds!

Fox Sparrow. These birds will pass through our area during the second half of October. They will make their return trip by us next April.

Fox Sparrow. Soft focus, but the colors are vivid!

Eastern Bluebird. Will he stick the landing?

Eastern Bluebird. Yes, he does!

Eastern Bluebird