Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Birds

This Northern Flicker was at my local patch yesterday morning. It perched on the same branch as another flicker; this one faced me, but the other one faced away. They froze when I raised my camera, and then sat still while I took a series of photos. Some new birds were on my patch in the morning: a few Yellow Warblers, an Eastern Towhee, and a House Wren. There was clearly some turnover during the weekend since some species were scarcer than last week and others more numerous.

I also saw crows carrying nesting material to a location outside the park. It will be interesting to witness a crow nesting attempt this summer, though I am not sure how visible the nest will be.