Busy Birdfeeders at Wilket Creek: January 26, 2022

Most of the bird activity at this park is near the many birdfeeders in the large parking lot.

In about five minutes, I had all of these:

Blue Jay
European Starling
Northern Cardinal (female)
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Blue Jay
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal (female)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Blue Jay
Squirrel
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinals
European Starling

Park views:

Pileated Woodpecker evidence

Some botany:

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Norway and White Spruce
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

Hi Miles, I don’t know if you saw these rare lovebirds on our owl filled walk.

NATURE SAYING

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,

and let every new year find you a better man.”           – Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)

Miles Hearn

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