Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Oatka Creek Park • February 28

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Snow Goose. There were thousands of Snow Geese in the skies over the park this morning.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Oatka Creek Park • February 19

Merlin. This is a rare falcon in our area, especially this time of year.

Merlin. You can just make out a bit of the meal the falcon was having at the top of the pole when I spotted it. Based on what I see and the numbers and kinds of birds along the roadside near the falcon, I’d say it’s Dark-eyed Junco that’s what’s for lunch!

Merlin. Getting ready to launch ...

Merlin. Note the characteristic tail banding.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Oatka Creek Park • February 1

Great Horned Owl being mobbed by crows. Due to the frenetic activity of the crows I was unable to get a picture of the owl’s face.

Great Horned Owl with one of the crows in the background.

Snow Geese

Snow Geese