Loving the visits to Lasalle these past two weeks.
New to me is the common redpoll.
Pine siskin were found noisily feasting in the canopy of trees.
The brown creeper and a red-breasted nuthatch foraged quietly and diligently.
The golden-crowned kinglets visited briefly.
Aside from the redpoll, I have had opportunity to observe a Winter Wren and a Carolina Wren.
The Carolina Wren is the more fearless of the two. On at least three occasions this Wren hopped to within inches of my feet. I suspect the bird is mimicking the chickadee’s habit of approaching in search of seed. I placed some seed nearby and noticed the other birds immediately departed once the Wren arrived. The Wren then consumed the shelled sunflower seeds.
Later on I was standing at the water’s edge when two ruddy ducks, appearing fast asleep, moved closer and closer to the shore. I thought to myself, “Oiye, what’s this then?” That’s when I noticed the eyes were open.