Odds and Ends

With all the rain we’ve had lately, I have only managed a few walks and there were so many people out taking advantage of the brief sunshine that there weren’t any birds near enough to get pictures of.  So, I decided to use some shots from previous trips that I haven’t posted previously.  

Although I’m well aware that Great Blue Herons nest in trees, I’m still surprised when I actually see one in a tree while not nesting.

I see a lot of Spotted Towhees on my walks, and in my backyard, but they’re usually seen skittering through the underbrush, not sitting on a branch looking down at me.

I don’t see many Red-Breasted Nuthatches, but I spotted this one on two different trips to Pt. Defiance Park so I was ready to get a shot of it before it could flit away like it did the first time I tried to get a shot.

We get quite a few Black-Capped Chickadees in our yard, but this Chestnut-Backed Chickadee, which had just emerged from a very enthusiastic bath, isn’t as common.

I would have offered it a towel, but I knew it wouldn’t stick around once I opened the patio door.