First up, from the Ridley Creek Bridle Trail, a female Downy Woodpecker posing for the camera:
Next up, a beautiful Eastern Bluebird:
How about a Fox Sparrow?
Or a Red Tailed Hawk, perched?
A Carolina Wren…perhaps looking you right in the eye?
Not impressed yet? How about a Gray Catbird? Sure, dime a dozen…but not in February! (We’ve been seeing them in various places over the last few weeks, one at a time except for today, when we saw three together.)
[GRCA Okehocking, 2/21/12 4:30 pm]
If that weren’t enough, last week we saw a Northern Parula! Sorry, no pic. I was too busy trying to i.d a bird that shouldn’t’ve been there, so you will have to take our word for it. But whether you do or don’t, spring is coming, and these seasonal rarities will be beautifully abundant and abundantly beautiful!