On the way to upper lobe, before crossing the road, mystery bird (warbler?) - gonna be a good day!
Bridge, nothing. Just tourists. oh, a few mallards are back
Looking at the big tree, looks like 2 yellow bellied sap suckers are over there. ok, let's head there!
On the way to big tree, a common yt briefly, a couple of thrushes that the hordes of catbirds chased away
at the big tree, kinglet, ybss, a thrush or two, some people talked about a phoebe but i didn't see it, some white throated sparrows, a song sparrow
there was really quite a bit of activity here, it was hard to leave, but there are no seats, so, off i went
up to the meadow - there was some activity on the way,, but nothing i could id
in the maintenance meadow, lots of white throated sparrows - it as all them instead of house sparrows! a thrush, dark eyed junco
black throated blue
chickadees - here is where i really started seeing chickadees everywhere. it was crazy!
over to the oven
on the way, another wren
at the oven
on the way i pretty much just ignored everything, i was tired and just wanted to sit. although i did see a flicker go through, i think. i didn't get a great look at it once it perched so it might have been another ybss but i thought it was a flicker.
sitting at the oven on the rocks in the middle
family of cardinals
called Mom back, talked to her for a while (away from the couple of other birders).
hawk flyover across in front of the buildings by the left treeline (twice)
c yellow throat, out and preening
some interesting sparrows - song? swamp? maybe i should start learning the sparrows this year. that's what i told myself last year. hhhmmmmmmmm............
hummingbird is back! :-) just the one, a straggler i guess.
it was so beautiful sitting here, but now all this time sitting in the shade, i'm chilly - gotta go! there's no place to sit in the sun here, so i'm off
okay, now to the gill
on the way, something that had a black cap like a chickadee but a white throat. saw only very briefly in the top of a tree. the beak reminded me of a catbird. i have no idea what it was. Note: later I realized this was a white-breasted nuthatch.
by the pond, a tufted titmouse. yep, definitely! no picture though, he was outta there.
the birds just seemed really fast overall today, there was a lot i saw that i just couldn't get pictures of
following the stream, over to the wood bridge, a red-belly or two by the red-belly tree. no more spray paint. maybe the storm gave the park higher priority trees to take care of and this one will stay for a little while?