Valle Crucis Community Park. This was an area that is known for finding up to seven species of flycatcher: Willow, Least, Acadian, Great-crested, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and Eastern Kingbird. I'd only see Willow and Least Flycatchers...
Its a small park, but with a paved footpath that winds along a trout stream there is plenty of habitat to attract local birds. An Eastern Bluebird trail brought several pairs of nesting birds. My first views of bluebirds this morning would be near a willow grove, where they were actively chasing away a Pileated Woodpecker that was foraging too close to their nest cavity. I was too slow to get the woodpecker, so I had to settle for the pretty blue male bluebird.
As I was leaving I could hear the insect-call of a Blackpoll Warbler overhead, but couldn't locate the bird.
I returned to the cabin, and as I processed images, I watched a Brown Thrasher feeding in the grass outside the window. Moments later an Eastern Phoebe made an appearance. In the distance Chestnut-sided Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, American Crow, and Rufous-sided Towhees were actively singing in the afternoon lull.