I took a break from work today to scout Dawson Creek Park. I am leading a birding trip there on Sunday and if the birds I saw today stick around, it will be a great day.
A pair of red-breasted sapsuckers followed me around and sipped from their wells in the park's many maples.
Above, one of the sapsuckers works on a trunk while a robin watches from a branch.
At one of the maples, honeybees were taking advantage of the sweet sap provided by the birds.
I checked on the snag that held a great horned owl nest last year. It was tough to tell with binoculars, but I'm pretty sure I saw an adult in the tree. This weekend, we will have scopes to check for certain.