Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Critters

On the way to the grocery store today I cut through the Dykeman Wetlands Park, as usual. Today was a critter day rather than a scenery day. Here's who I saw.

A White-throated Sparrow (sorry for the blurriness; he was back behind a lot of underbrush and just wouldn't sit still) along the Walking Trail.

A Mama Mallard and her chicks on one of the duck ponds.

A Northern Water Snake up on some branches overhanging the creek. They bite when disturbed, but they're not poisonous.

An Eastern Cottontail rabbit along the Walking Trail.

© 2012 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. wow...white throated sparrow...I would have had to look that one up! I've never seen one with that yellow spot!

    Great photo of the snake! And the ducklings, too!

  2. Outstanding photographs Roy. One day I will accompany you on one of your walks - it is up there with all my other ambitions.

  3. The mama mallard and family are adorable. Excellent snap! We enjoy feeding the mallards at the pond.
    You're a brave man to even get near that snake. Yikes!
    On your rabbit: Just tonight, my husband discovered a nest of baby bunnies up in the flower bed with the roses while he was out mowing.

  4. ...awesome snake photo!! ...and those little duckings...sweet!