Monday, January 13, 2014

A Frozen Eagle Creek Park

After the frigid (-40° windchill) temperatures last week, Eagle Creek Park has turned into a frozen tundra of sorts.  The recent highs in the 40's have helped, but the reservoir is still almost completely frozen.  So, what us birders are left with on days like this, is watching the seed pile at the end of the Handicap Road.  Luckily, there have been many birds using the seed pile, almost all of which are tame and willing to be photographed. 

American Tree Sparrow-usually the most numerous bird at the seed pile

Can you ever get sick of Blue Jays?  One of Indiana's most beautiful and
charismatic birds . . .

Fox Sparrow-at least ten are visiting the seed pile this winter
-Eric

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