My friend Debbie met me early at Terrapin Nature Center where I wanted to show off this wonderful resource, and it was a bit disappointing. We had perfect weather, but the birds just weren’t cooperating. We did have a good walk, though, and I got a few decent pictures. Birding is like that sometimes.
Many Cardinals were enjoying the fine weather.
Debbie spotted this Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on a fence at some distance, whereupon he flew to this post in the middle of a field.
He sat there, seeming quite contented, so I asked Debbie to walk toward him so I could get a flight shot. She got amazingly close.
Eventually, he flew back to the fence he started from.
This Flicker took pity and posed for us.
It’s always a treat to watch the acrobatics of a Downy Woodpecker.
The White Breasted Nuthatch has a very distinctive call, but is often hard to find.
This Pine Siskin is the first I’ve been able to photograph.
The Red Bellied Woodpecker is also a decent acrobat.
Dark Eyed Juncos are still easily found in the park.