I had high hopes this morning. Back in January I'd seen at least 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers in this park, and I was hoping some would stick around to breed. I had also learned that recently there was a controlled burn, so I was hoping this might attract some new species, like Hairy Woodpeckers. However, I struck out on both counts. I still think Red-headed Woodpeckers may be around; it's a very big park with lots of places for them to nest, so perhaps if I try a few different routes I may find one. But the one cavity they excavated has been taken over by Great Crested Flycatchers. I found only the normal species that I usually find here.
I visited the area where there was a Bachman's Sparrow nest last year, and found them again not too far away from where there had nested a year ago. And I did have fun watching a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher with a tasty meal. But I suppose the biggest highlight was seeing a few Halloween Pennants, one of which posed nicely for me and gave me my best photos of one of my favorite dragonfly species.
Nice. Love the Halloween Pennant. One of the best odes.ReplyDelete
I hope the Red-heads breed profusely in the area! We need more. Splendid photographs as usual, but love that Halloween Pennant!ReplyDelete
...the blue-gray gnatcatcher is adorable. Great capture with the caterpillar in its bill!ReplyDelete
I concur! The Halloween Penant shot us superb..one of my favorite dragonflies too!ReplyDelete