The Usual Suspects

I took a walk around Cooper Mountain Nature Park one night after work this week.

It was warm and not particularly birdy but I did get to hear a Hermit Thrush singing in the woods. Lovely sound. It is one of my favorite bird songs. I tried to locate the singer but it was elusive.

A Lazuli Bunting and Savannah Sparrow were the official greeters as I started down the trail.

Lazuli Bunting

Savannah Sparrow

It’s nice to see our native Western Columbine in bloom along the wooded paths. Bachelor Buttons and Daisies were strutting their stuff, too.

Western Columbine

Bachelor Button

Daisy Patch

Western Bluebirds were actively feeding their young in this nest box.

Western Bluebird Pair

An American Goldfinch stood out among the muted colors of the prairie habitat.

American Goldfinch

This White-Crowned Sparrow serenaded me from the tip of a tree near my car in the parking lot as I left.

White-Crowned Sparrow

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2 Responses to The Usual Suspects

  1. Alex Washoe says:

    Wonderful photos. I love the Bunting and the White-crowned Sparrow. A different assortment of birds than I’m used to seeing in Seattle. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. jen says:

    Awesome variety! I really love that park. The bluebird shot is great, but I really liked the daisies for some reason…

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