Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday Walk at Patterson Park

It was a bit gray at the park this morning.  We walked through the fog and mist without seeing more than Ring-billed Gulls until we spotted the resident Mockingbird guarding his holly berries.  Highlights include two Great Blue Herons, a Red-tailed Hawk eating a rat (hopefully not a poisoned one), and  four Ring-necked Ducks at the pond.
The water at the pond was quite high.
Interesting fungus.
Bird list:

Canada Goose 
American Black Duck 
Ring-necked Duck 
Great Blue Heron 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Ring-billed Gull 
Mourning Dove 
American Crow 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Northern Mockingbird 
European Starling 
Dark-eyed Junco 
House Sparrow 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year's Day Hike at Soldier's Delight

Happy New Year!

Photo of hike led by Bryan MacKay.  A few birds spotted include turkey vulture, black vulture,  american crow, carolina chickadee, eastern bluebird, hairy woodpecker.

Photo by Debi MacKay