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!