It was sunny and cold this morning. A little nippy. The tempurature was -8 degrees. I decided to explore the Bois Franc section. Here you will find mature trees and a high canopy.
I heard Cardinal, Chickadees, Robins and Nuthatches in the forest. In the distance, there were the rhythmic knocking of woodpeckers.
A sparrow pop out of the trees and landed near me.
I notice a Mourning Dove taking in the morning sun. It did not move much.
A few Gray Squirrels were around here and there.
With each step I take, the rhythmic knocking was getting louder and louder. I was getting closer and closer to the source. I looked up and I found a Pileated Woodpecker hammering away about 20 meters in from the path and half way up a tree.
Nearby, an American Robin just landed on a log.
More knocking was heard. Faster and not as powerful. It was a Hairy Woodpecker.
Further along, I spotted a pair of Mallards, just sitting there, not doing much.
I heard the chirping of chickadees and nuthatches. They were around me and were up and about. but not close. A few minutes later, I spotted a Nuthatch next to the path. I followed it for a bit and got this shot.
The nuthatch was joined by a flock of small birds with a black head. Chickadees I thought. Wait, there a flash of yellow on the head and the flight pattern was different. They didn’t stay still for a second. I had a very difficult time keep up. I managed to get this half way decent shot and a lot of out of focus birds and bare branches. This is a Golden-crowned Kinglet.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.