When first coming from the office I walk through this little apple orchard. I don't believe the Orchard is crab apples, but instead apples that haven't been treated for quite some time with pesticides and if you find a good one...they are quite yummy!!
I noticed quite a few little guys fluttering around the area. Squirrels were running around eating anything they could find. I first noticed a little Downy Woodpecker (female since it has no red mark on its head) pecking away at a variety of trees. I followed this little gal around for quite a while trying to get a good photo, must have looked quite hilarious to the few people eating their lunches.
|Downy Tree Climbing|
|Female Downy Woodpecker|
While following the Downy I saw another little flutter in the apple trees. As usual for many fall songbirds, it was a little yellow blob. I (stupidly) had no binoculars with me so the only way that I was able to get a good look was through my camera and was hoping to at least snap a good enough photo that I would be able to ID it later. Luckily for me...I FINALLY snapped a good enough one! From what I was able to see from it, I was able to ID it as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. If anyone has better suggestions though, please send them to me!
|My little yellow blob|
I didn't get to walk too much further into the park, but was able to see some really beautiful colours. Instead of walking along the road seen in the photo below, I walked towards the forest to see what was hiding in some of the shrubs and pine trees.
On my way out I was able to spot this last little guy taking a little nap. He moved around quite a few times and decided that this would be the most comfortable position!
|Raccoon taking a nap!|
I hope that everyone is able to get out and enjoy some of the fall while we still have it! With this week getting cooler temperatures I have a feeling that leaves will soon be disappearing even faster. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on a few more posts this week from banding...we've been seeing some amazing things!