Wildlife at Devil’s Den

I didn’t have to work very hard to see animals and birds in the park. Many of them visited our campsite during the week.




I also saw several White-tailed Deer, an Eastern Chipmunk and an Armadillo. And a three-inch-long slug.


I’ve never seen so many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in so short a period of time. They were everywhere. One female spent hours quietly foraging in a tree right across the creek from where I sat and read. Two males visited a tree right next to our tent.





Tufted Titmice could always be found around the campsite, often flying down to the ground very close to us. One actually brushed my hand with its wings as it flew by.


This one landed on the fire pit about six inches from my shoe.


I took a walk on Thursday morning to look for birds. I saw many but kicked myself for not having my binoculars. This Downy Woodpecker was foraging above the dam.


Here’s my bird list for the week.

American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Robin
Belted Kingfisher
Black-and-White Warbler
Black Vulture
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper
Canada Goose
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
Fish Crow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Great Horned Owl (heard but not seen)
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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