Shannon, Erik and I went bird watching at Bois de Liesse nature park today. It was a chilly morning. about 4 degrees. We headed east and then north to the Pittfield house.
In one of the clearings, Erik spotted a brown bird in the brush on the far side. I took a shot before it took off. It looks like a Hermit Thrush.
In the brush, next to the path, we spotted a little bird going from branch to branch. Rarely staying still for a few seconds. Finally, it stopped on a small branch, in a clear patch. I got this shot of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Next to the path, a pair of Mallards were looking for food. Suddenly, the male Mallard got out of the water and started to walk across the path. Half way across, he turned back and returned to the pond. I pondered the age old question. Why did the duck cross the path?
There were Song Sparrows singing here and there. The question was asked. Do they know any other songs?
We spotted a Brown Creeper going from tree to tree.
We heard ‘feebee’ . we found the Eastern Phoebe on a branch next to the bridge near the train overpass. He was close and has some nest material.
Shannon found some Cedar Waxwings.
Near the clearing, we heard a Northern Cardinal. It was getting louder. We waited and then it landed on a branch next to the path. I got this before it continued on in to the brush.
In the distance we thought we saw a crow on the top of a tree. We took a shot and zoomed in. Surprise, it was a brown-headed Cowbird.
Here is a tough one. We spotted a brown blob in the distance. Way in the distance. We said it was a hawk. But which one? We took a shot and it was too far to get details. A second one came by and this one took after it. We lost it in the trees.
There were a few Black-capped Chickadees around the park.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.