We also saw this black crowned night heron. I'm so glad there are so many of these guys in the park!
We made our way around to the oven, along the way a cardinal flew by, teasing us and then not posing. At the oven we saw a blue joy who also declined pictures. What's up with these birds? Don't they want to be famous?
We gave up on the oven and went around to azalea pond, where we saw a mockingbird (Brooke nearly saw it through the binocs, but, not quite) and another cardinal (this one posed but the pics are crappy) and our favorite - this downy woodpecker! he stayed around for a little while but was moving quite quickly, so he was a challenge.
On the way out we saw a mourning dove with its left wing not folded up properly, I think it must be hurt. Rightie was fine, but leftie was dragging. We also saw the heron on the way out, across the way on the rocks, looking like a rock with feet. :-)
It was a beautiful day and a wonderful time to be in the park!