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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bona Dea Update




Bona Dea was sunny in the afternoon. I went to Old Shorty Trail by the East parking lot. There were Tufted Titmouse and Chickedee birds with the common White-throated Sparrows scratching the ground for food. Also a male Northern Cardinal and a big Blue-Jay. Not too far down the trail was a type of bird I did not know about and not sure I have seen before. After researching a bit, I found it was a White-breasted Nuthatch. It was very active in that it is a climber type bird. It clings to tree trunks and limbs and picks up food along the way. It did not stay too long in one tree and kept flying from tree to tree. Photos of this bird and a Blue Jay here. The snow has really melted a lot and 40% chance of rain is expected tomorrow. I did not stay at the park long as it was time to go and see the Arkansas Tech University basketball teams both win. Yea!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

shaz said...

wow beautiful birds look at the colours

John said...

Thanks for your positive comment. Come back when you get the chance.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Excellent, post and the birds. Those are also in my neighborhood. I have them in the bird feeder every day. They come to my garden. Nature subject is fascinating. Your blog is fabulous...Thank you!

Best wishes,
Zuzanna

John said...

Thank you for your comment Zuzanna. In a few weeks the hibernating creatures will start moving around and it will get real interesting then. Your welcome back anytime.