Kelley Point Park, etc.

I took the dogs over to Kelley Point Park this afternoon for a long walk.  I wasn't expecting much but the park seemed to be brimming with birds.  One of the first birds I chased around was a Pileated Woodpecker who had no desire to be near me.

Young robins were causing a ruckus.  This photo does not illustrate said ruckus:

Black-capped Chickadees were the loudest birds around (except during a brief crow party),  not illustrated in this photo where the bird clearly has its mouth full:

It must have been a banner year for Red-breasted Sapsuckers... They were EVERYWHERE.

Bushtits made a grand contribution to the general bird noise level.

A couple of Western Wood-Pewees were flying around the tops of the trees...

Out of curiosity, what would make this giant freakin hole:

On the way home I stopped by Force Lake to see if anything interesting was around and found a Green Heron there for the first time.  He was not stoked on me.

Good times and tired dogs!


  1. Great pics! I think that big whole was made by a Pileated.

  2. Sarah is totally right.

    On both counts!


  3. Wonderful photos and great birds, Jen! I love the Pileated and the Green heron! Both are my favorite birds. Looks like you had a another great birdy day.

  4. Wow what a great day for you! Love the Chickadee :o)

  5. I agree a Pileated probably made that LARGE dig in the tree...Awesome photos Jen!! I really love the bushtit we dont get a look at those around here!!!
    Sorry Ive been MIA lately- grrr

  6. Great shot of the Red-Breasted Sapsucker!

  7. I don't know how you manage to see so many different species each time out, Jen! The Pileated is my nemesis--no decent shots of one yet. Lovely shots and that bushtit is not easy to catch! Good stuff!


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