Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Winter Walk, Discovery Park
When you first enter the woods, there's a feeling of hush. Even the colors are quiet.song sparrows. Most of them are giving simple chirps, but every so often one of them lets loose a barrage of notes and chuckles. Breeding season is coming. yellow-rumped warblers, flutter from willow to willow, peck and squeak. Their nickname is one of my favorite pieces of birder slang: butterbutts. lesser scaup rest and preen.Indian Plum.pileated woodpecker methodically rips up a log, plucking out fat pearly grubs.