This park used to be called Brooker Creek when I was young, so I often still want to call it that. The new Brooker Creek park is about ten miles away and is another good spot to visit. The first thing I spotted from the parking lot was a red-shouldered hawk.
After a few warbler and vireo sightings (shown in another post), I saw a pileated woodpecker. In this picture, you can see his tongue out as he probes the tree.
Saw several of the tufted titmouse. Here is a close up of a curious one.
Also saw several iris in bloom in the swamp areas.
Here is a strange worm hanging from a tree. He did not seem very comfortable dangling from the small thread, and was probably soon to be eaten by the many birds in the area.
This coot was taking a bath and I got this good shot of him with wings back. Birds taking baths is an adorable sight. They always look like they are having a good time.
The blue jay below caught a green anole. Seems like a shame when there are so many of the non-native brown ones around and only a few of the green. Actually saw two get eaten today.
male cardinal above and female below
Finally, a red-bellied woodpecker doing what they do