Cold Sunset at Oakland Nature Preserve

December 27, 2010 - I couldn’t resist the itch to try out my 500mm lens any more!  It was pretty windy today, so rather than going to Circle B, Rich and I went up to Oakland Nature Preserve at sunset. Maybe I’m just very spoiled by Circle B, but Oakland doesn’t seem to have as many birds as it […]

Breezy Morning at Oakland Nature Preserve

November 21, 2010 - We decided to postpone our usual Circle B Bar Reserve trip for a day, since the weather forecast called for a cloudy day with lots of wind. But when I woke up this morning, it was surprisingly sunny, and just a little breezy. So Rich and I headed to Oakland Nature Preserve to see if […]

All’s quiet at Oakland Nature Preserve

March 28, 2010 - Rich and I went to Oakland Nature Preserve for the first time in over a year.  We were disappointed because we saw very few birds. Last year, Oakland Nature Preserve stopped putting out feeders for the painted buntings.  It’s sad to go by the bird blind and not see any. :( The weather today was […]

Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

January 13, 2008 - Birds Seen Today – Painted Bunting, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Kestrel, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Gray Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pheobe, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird

December 8, 2007 - Birds Seen Today – Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Downy Woodpecker, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Great Blue Heron, Gray Catbird, American Robin, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird

Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

November 4, 2007 - The painted buntings are back at Oakland Nature Preserve! Birds Seen Today – Painted Bunting, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird ONP maintains feeders to attract the buntings…not the red-wing blackbirds! The greedy bully bird chased away the female cardinal. The gray catbird kept close but never […]