Even Familiar Roads

Eastern Phoebe in the Park

Eastern Phoebe in the Park

(4 photos) I often take a walk in the park. The road taken to the park is not new to me. The pathway around the park is not new to me.

Of course, I am always looking for birds. This weekend, on a walk in the park, I saw an Eastern Phoebe bird for the first time! Yes, this was exciting to me! Even though many people already know of this bird, it felt like a new discovery to me. Sometimes, even the familiar road, often taken, will offer a surprise!

Today, I had the pleasure of seeing and photographing four kinds of birds. The Eastern Phoebe, pictured above, is a flycatcher and I watched it swoop low to the ground to catch bugs in mid flight!

I also watched a White-Breasted Nuthatch, upside down, pecking and posing in a tree.

Nuthatch in the Park

Nuthatch in the Park

The park is a haven for bluebirds with bluebird boxes spaced all around. This Eastern Bluebird perched prettily on a branch.

Bluebird in the Park

Bluebird in the Park

And, I got to see, and hear, this sweet song sparrow! It was singing its little heart out!

Song Sparrow in the Park

Song Sparrow in the Park

These little birds, so vivid and distinctive from one another, are amazing and fill me with wonder. I just want to take pictures of them all! It’s a good thing that I know which road to take to find them!

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Posted on March 5, 2017, in birds, Observations, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I love seeing your photos of birds! So many different kinds you have there to see. That little sparrow is so sweet! 🙂

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  2. Its a pleasure watching birds….

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  3. So wonderful. I’m in the SoCal desert for a few months and we are entertaining finches, sparrows, doves, mockingbirds and many gorgeous hummingbirds at our feeders. I wish I was as skilled (and patient) as you for taking photos of them. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creatures with us.

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