Screech Owl! Any Owl is a treat, but I’ve looked for this guy several times, so persistence finally paid off. He’s been around for at least a year or two in the same area, but his daytime appearances are rare,
Wood Ducks are setting up shop, Sparrows are gathering, Hawks are nesting and even a warbler or two have been seen. No birder can resist the call of Spring. A single Sapsucker was passing through, leaving his telltale sap holes.
South River as viewed from the park.
Several pairs of Wood Ducks are nesting in the park.
A few Canada Geese are hanging around. Will they nest here?
Carolina Wrens are numerous and vocal.
Many Eastern Bluebirds live in the park.
A friend told me where to look for this Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, and I found him right away.
Dark Eyed Juncos are still numerous.
You can hear Northern Cardinals singing throughout the parl.
I see Song Sparrows 9ften, but they’re not numerous.
The sound of Woodpeckers, like this Downy, reverberates throughout the park.
A shiny, freshly molted Dark Eyed Junco.,
There are ofteh flocks of 50 or more Robins in the park.
The Blue Jay harassed this Red Shouldered Hawk until he flew off.
A solitary Great Blue Heron stalks his breakfast.
This Red Shouldered Hawk flew in as I was watching, and didn’t see me.
A real treat. This Red Morph Screech Owl is usually hard to find in the daytime.