A procession of noisy hawks were flying over the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area when I arrived but by the time I could get the camera out all I had left to settle for was this Mourning Dove perched in one of the old oak trees in front of Audubon House. That is the way Mondays go sometimes.
October brings a spooky frame of mind that has to come out in the images. A night view of one of the greenhouses at Audubon House inspired by the original 1956 classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
A female Pileated Woodpecker seen hard at work foraging for insects by tearing the bark off the old oak trees in front of Audubon House. Her raucous pounding and all the debris falling to the ground were hard to miss, which made her easy to find. Dryocopus pileatus about to fly away.
Not looking obviously comfortable but it must be to this Eastern Gray Squirrel who found a spot to relax using the perch on the large bird house outside of Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). It probably helps that he is near two large bird feeders in which the messy birds are always dropping seeds from much to the squirrel’s benefit.