Forest Park Forever/Audubon Society 1st Saturday Walk, 060413...and other things
I didn’t get the email informing me that the meeting point for today’s walk had been changed to
from the usual
Having waited for a long time, I went out for a bit on my own. The Park was getting very crowded, with a Boy Scout event; and having spotted a
a WOOD DUCK
and an early-sunbathing
I gave up and was walking back home. I was photographing various flowers blooming on the trees:
I’d bought some early CHRYSANTHEMUMS from the store last week, when it was particularly gloomy:
For more photos of the outing,
The bird list is as follows. It doesn’t include the birds that the group saw before I joined them, or the birds that the other group saw.
Blackbird, Red-winged Cardinal, Northern Chickadee Crow, American Duck, Wood Goldfinch, American Goose, Canada Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Jay, Blue Junco, Dark-eyed Kildeer Kinglet, Crowned Mallard Nuthatch Owl, Great Horned Phoebe,Eastern Robin, American Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow,House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Swallow, Barn Titmouse, Tufted Wren, House Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-headed
Ruth was then kind enough to drop me home as well, because I’d been walking continuously for more than four hours! I’m glad I have Ruth in my life, it would be much more boring if I was Ruthless!