It was very curious....the birds didn't seem to mind whatever it is I hope it's not toxic....it can't be a spider unless its one of that escaped from Jurassic Park.
Im heading to the lake in the distance but of course I find birds along the way....this little White Breasted Nuthatch was reminding me of what a chattery call they have.
BY the dam there was a lot of action I think the sun reflected warmth back up off the cement spillway.
More willows near the lake edge had Field Sparrow another one of my favorite Sparrows, in fact I love sparrows.
Then before you know it a couple hours had passed....so headed back to the van to warm up and had a snack then headed to the Photo blind, while peering out one of the openings, I heard a little cooing sound...def an Eastern Screech Owl was nearby so I followed the sound to this Wood Duck box. There was some vegetation in the way but I saw the owl he was sunning in the entrance to the box...
Could just make him out in there with one sleepy eye closed ...what a great surprise,
the red morph.
And the perfect ending to a nice walk around the lake before other people began to stir was seeing this immature Bald Eagle, soar overheard,
It was a good start to the last week of February. Since the birding is picking up I am making a mid week post so I don't get too far behind with my chronicles. Have a great week.