Lovely birds flocked to Hot Springs National Park on February 05 2015. Only minutes on the first Trail I spotted a Female Cardinal plus a mixed flock of Robins and Cedar Waxwings. All were enjoying the berry laden Trees. On the Short Cut Trail several Male cardinals were crisscrossing the trail. A blur of red in the bright morning sun.
At the top of Hot Springs Mountain a mixed flock of Eastern Bluebirds and Pine Siskins land on a Tree next to me. It was the first time I had seen either of these birds in a flock. They hung on the side of the Tree fighting for pecking position in the mossy areas.
Bird song filled Hot Springs Mountain Trail during my hike around the mountain. Juncos, Pine Warblers, Sparrows and Yellow-Rumped Warblers created a beautiful sight with a delightful chorus as they traveled in mixed flock.
When I was changing my camera battery a sweet little Hermit Thrush landed on a branch near my shoulder. It appeared curious watching me closely as I zipped up my pack. A perfect end to a hike that was for the birds ;-)
Love to ALL!