Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Bona Dea Update
Bona Dea was sunny and warmer today. The American Crows were all over the place. Carolina Chickadees were chirping as well as Tufted Titmice birds. Northern Cardinals doing the same and flying about. The Basking Turtles were out on their bogs. The Alligator was sunning and napping when I went to visit with it. Photos. On Prairie Creek by the old swinging bridge there was a trio, 2 males and a female, of Wood Ducks. The males are very pretty and in one of the pics you can see the detail of the female too. The warbler birds were singing in the trees in the distance and also the Red Wing Blackbirds. The Scissor Tail Flycatcher bird was around the pumping station where it usually stays. No Canadian Geese seen or heard at the park today. The Pileated Woodpeckers must have a nest in a tree across the creek from the swinging bridge as they are heard over there almost every day. On the way back from the park I took some photos of wildflowers. The photo of the one with 4 yellow petals is a Lyre-Leaved Rock Cress and the photos of the small white and lavender flowers is a Southern Fleabane and both were very close to the pumping station. They are making progress on the new access road to the pumping station.