Saturday, January 1, 2011

Nasty weather at Lettuce Lake

I think both the above and below pictures are an eastern phoebe. I've seen them there before.



Red bellied woodpecker. You can see it was not a nice day.

Female cardinal.


This looks like a downy woodpecker or is it a female yellow bellied sapsucker? They look almost alike.

The weekend before Christmas was really yucky. It rained all day on Saturday. It drizzled Sunday morning. It stopped by lunchtime but still looked like the end could come at anytime. I had cabin fever so I headed out to Lettuce Lake. It's not too far and there's a boardwalk along the lake so it wouldn't be too muddy. It felt cold in the wind without the sun out. Most of the bigger water birds were on the other side of the lake but there were a few smaller birds along the boardwalk. It was worth bundling up and getting out of the house.


  1. Lettuce Lake? What a funny name. Your second Phoebe picture is so precious. Aren't birds wonderful? Thanks for sharing your walk. Have a very Happy New Year! ~karen

  2. Fantastic pictures! :) Lettuce Lake is a great park, too.

    The warbler is a Palm Warbler (notice the brownish cap, yellow under the tail, and no white wing bars that would make it a pine warbler). Cute little guy! And great photo! You're right about the woodpecker too, it is a Downy. A female sapsucker would have more of a vertical white stripe down its wing, and its belly and back wouldn't be so white. :-)

    As always, I enjoy reading your blog! Happy new year!

  3. Lovely birds!! Awesome captures!!

    Pixellicious Photos wishes you a very happy new year!!