Saturday, May 6, 2017

Robin sort of day

Made a point of walking over to the park today.....

had to go the long route via the park trail.  Have avoided this walk for several years but must say it is much pleasanter now that hedges have grown and filled in so you don't feel like you are in everyone's back yard.

this, of course, is the reason we had to go the long way round.  That white sign is in the middle of what is the normal trail.  I had really wanted to get some 'water level' photos before we take off.  It will be interesting to see how high it is when we get back.  Right now...

here is the first bay....won't be able to walk to this point in another day or two if water continues to rise at the present rate.

and here we are at the log bay.

Now as for birds, it seems everywhere I looked today I saw...

American Robins!  This was one of two at our boat launch this morning.

This male is obviously helping feed a nest full of babies.

while this one has one giant mouthful of nesting materials.

while this one posed nicely out back.

Of course robins weren't the only birds we saw...

on the way to the park we noticed several House Sparrows, this one being a female.

White-crowned Sparrows as well....

and several Northern Flickers....this one being a female.

and American Goldfinch....this one a male.

What I haven't seen back yet are Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole and Spotted Sandpiper.  Hopefully by the time we get back they will all be here.

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