Woodchuck at Wilket Creek Birdfeeder: April 11, 2022

Kind-hearted people regularly bring bird and other feed in all seasons to the feeding area by the big parking lot at Wilket Creek.

Recently Mallards and even a Pekin Duck have been joining in the hungry group that frequents this area.

Pekin Duck and Mallards

Today, someone had provided lettuce and this attracted a Woodchuck:

Woodchuck
Woodchuck
Woodchuck
Woodchuck
Woodchuck

Other mammals:

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Black Squirrel

Other feeder visitors today:

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Blue Jay
Mallard (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Red-winged Blackbirds (male)
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Common Grackle
Mallard (male)
Common Grackle
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Mallard (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Black-capped Chickadee

Today’s group had several fleeting glances of an American Woodcock. I was unable to photograph it but here is an on-line photo:

American woodcock (photowildlifemanagment.institute)

Today’s group:


NATURE POETRY

And as it works, th’ industrious bee
Computes its time as well as we.
How could such sweet and wholesome hours
Be reckon’d but with herbs and flow’rs!            – Andrew Marvell (1621–78)

Miles Hearn

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