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.
Great Horned Owl (heard but not seen)