I visited Graham Oaks Nature Park the other day. It wasn't very bird-y, but I did see lots of swallows and goldfinches.
There are a lot of open fields that have been planted as oak savannah. Part of the trail is open for dogs and next time I might bring Maggie.
I've been inspired by two blogs that show a special part of nature and photography:
Resurrection Fern: http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/resurrection_fern/
Cozy Homemaking: http://cozyhomemaking.typepad.com/blog/
Since I didn't see much to photograph, I tried to look closer and see what I could find. I don't have a macro lens, but I was able to get close to some things and crop them to give them that macro feel. I think I need a macro lens, don't you?