Posted on November 22, 2016
At least that impression one gets watching a Winter Wren foraging for food. These very small dark colored birds with a very pronounced turned up tail are hard to see much less photograph as they make their way around dense underbrush usually near water. In fact I don’t think we’ve ever seen one very far from water although that could be due to the fact that we spent a large amount of our time looking for birds near water along the Scioto River in Griggs Reservoir Park.
From the very small to very large, a Sycamore along the Scioto River. What could it tell us of this place if it could talk?
This time of year it’s always a joy when common birds entertain us. Not so easy to capture in their natural habitat away from feeders.
While closer to the ground there is still a presence of green, in many areas overhead it’s a different story.
Other birds continue to make their presence known.
A fascinating and unexpected find during a recent walk along the Scioto River was this very nice example of a Horn Coral fossil. The fossil was about 4 inches long!
Up until just four days ago warm weather was allowing some of our insect friends to hang around but with this mornings temperature around 20F we don’t expect to see them again any time soon.
Given that it’s Thanksgiving week here in central Ohio the next bird we will be investigating will probably be a turkey. On that note we wish everyone a happy holiday. Thanks for stopping by.
Category: Birding in Ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, Hiking in Ohio, Ohio Nature, photography, Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Scioto River Tagged: American Goldfinch, Canon 60D with Sigma 150-500mm, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Chipmunk, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Horn Coral, Milk Weed, Northern Flicker, Panasonic FZ200, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Tufted Titmouse, Variegated Fritillary, White-throated Sparrow, Winter Wren
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