Today I discovered this charming little piece of woodland in an area developed principally for housing. It was a perfect winter's day, minus eight degrees C with little wind and fresh snow. I think I could have walked forever.
Numerous common birds were present, and I had a fleeting glimpse of what I think was a Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor, a rarity for the area. I will have to try to get back there as soon as I can to try again to see if I can locate this bird.
Unfortunately, I was unable to get photographs of the species I did see, mostly because they were deep in the trees, and the camera always wanted to focus on intervening branches. The following pictures do show, nevertheless, the delightful nature of this minute segment of nature allowed to remain in the midst of suburban sprawl.