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.