Centennial Park

Due to circumstances beyond my control. I slept in and realized that couldn’t make the BPQ trip to Dundee. I decided to go to Centennial Park. It was a beautiful morning for walking and birding.

There were American Robins around the park.

_DSC7514 American Robin

A Pileated Woodpecker landed on tree next to me.

_DSC7547 Pileated Woodpecker

A little further along, he was looking at the fence. He flew over the fence and I couldn’t follow anymore.

_DSC7551 Pileated Woodpecker

It was a family reunion for the Red-winged blackbirds. There were lots of males calling out.

_DSC7550 Red-winged blackbird (m)

The females have arrived.

_DSC7574 Red-winged blackbird (f)

The juveniles have arrived too. They look like the females. You can see the red color on the shoulder.

_DSC7672 Red-winged blackbird (J)

A few Common Grackles are around.

_DSC7631 Common Grackle

I spotted 4 Double-crested Cormorants sitting in trees on an island across the lake.

_DSC7642 Double-crested Cormorant

A long the path, I heard the loud flapping of wings and got a shot of the Double-crested Cormorant taking off. I must have spooked it.

_DSC7674 Double-crested Cormorant

Further along, more flapping. I got this shot of a Canada Goose taking off. Oops, I did it again.

_DSC7684 Canada Goose

A little further, I found some Wood Ducks and Mallards swimming near the shore. A pair of male and female Wood Ducks.

_DSC7737 Wood Duck

This looks like a happy Mallard.

_DSC7746 Mallard

Spring is here. Flowers are starting to bloom.

_DSC7771 Flower

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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