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.
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 Bluebirds were actively feeding their young in this nest box.
An American Goldfinch stood out among the muted colors of the prairie habitat.
This White-Crowned Sparrow serenaded me from the tip of a tree near my car in the parking lot as I left.