Sunday, October 28, 2012

Back to Bear Creek

Last weekend, Dee and I went back to Bear Creek Park to see if we could spot the Greater Pewee. We weren't lucky but we did see quite a few other birds. One was my first-of-season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Pine Warblers were everywhere. This young bird seemed to be totally unaware of my presence just a few feet away.

A female House Finch was standing in a puddle, looking as she couldn't decide whether or not to bathe.

Eastern Bluebirds were constantly shuttling between branches and the ground.

Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers stayed well out of camera range. However, a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker let me approach a little closer.

It shouldn't be too long before this young bird's head grows the red feathers that give the species its name.

Although I once more dipped on the Greater Pewee, I wasn't too disappointed. The bird shows no sign of moving on and so I'll try again next weekend, hopefully with more luck then!


Dave said...

I have dipped plenty recently Jeff. Tried for a Grey Phalarope the other day at Carsington Water but had no look, but the consolation was a Greater Scaup for my year list

Nice to see you back on Bird Forum garden thread

Jeff said...

Sometimes it just comes down to luck.