Summer at the lake

Lots of the usual birds at Lettuce Lake Park in late July.  The first shot is a very young parula and the 2nd is a shot of the young parula being fed by the parent.  The last shot is of a very young red bellied woodpecker waiting for the parent to give him a bug.

 

The usual titmouse and I caught a glimpse of a brown thrasher high up in a tree.

Things along the boardwalk.

There’s water somewhere in that lake. These were taken before the rainy season and the plants had taken over the lake.

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My favorite little birds

Northern parula.

Titmouse are fun. Including the juvenile one in the bottom 2 pictures. Screaming for Mom to bring food.

This year I’ve seen a lot of chickadees around. They’ve been very accommodating.

I thought there was going to be a fight over the feeder.  The chickadee left and came back after the cardinal left.  The nature center at Lettuce Lake park has several bird feeders up this year. The one above was hanging in a tree near the trail.

Lots of squirrels trying to get to the feeder.

Plants around the boardwalk. I think the first one is Queen Anne’s lace.

A walk around Lettuce Lake Park in June.

Linking to Wednesday Around the World.

Fun flying faces

Red bellied woodpecker

Carolina chickadees

Yellow crowned night heron

My favorite little titmouses.

A young mockingbird

Northern parula

Osprey flyby

Juvenile little blue heron in a sea of green and purple.

Curious baby great horned owls from high up in a pine tree.

A few birds in June at Chesnut Park.

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My favorite little birds.

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My favorite little titmouse coming to check me out.

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My next favorite blue-gray gnatcatchers. They would be my favorite but they are so annoying the way they don’t sit still for a second.

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Other usual birds at the park: white eyed vireo, cardinal, eastern phoebe, female red winged blackbird and the always present red bellied woodpecker.

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It’s hard to ignore the cute squirrels.

Stuff at Chesnut Park in early January.

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Chesnut Park in September

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The little titmouse are so cute. They are very curious.

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The titmouse was watching the yellow throated warbler going by.

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A very young red bellied woodpecker. He hasn’t got his red feathers on his head yet.

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A lady cardinal with a snack.

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Camouflage at it’s best. There’s a little green heron in the middle of the picture. You can barely see him hiding in the reeds near the water.

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A late moorhen family hanging around the dock.

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A shadow hanging upside down.

A few birds at Chesnut Park in mid-September.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters