Chimney swifts galore!

When I arrived at the little peninsula at the south end of Bond Lake and looked up, I was greeted by wave after wave of twittering chimney swifts. They filled the sky. It was fun to see so many (~90) at one time. A flock of grackles (50?) appeared in the tops of trees all around me. My estimates are probably way low.
Back at the bog, I found a lone common yellow throat, a couple of Magnolia warblers, and a yellow-rumped warbler (FOS for me). I also got good looks at a couple of white-throated sparrows (also FOS for me). It was also a treat to watch a male and female Carolina wren on the same twig, singing and chattering to my delight.
Eddie Owens
Cary NC

Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    10/12/10
Number of species:    32

Canada Goose    3
Mallard    9
Double-crested Cormorant    1
Great Blue Heron    2
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Killdeer    1
Mourning Dove    1
Chimney Swift    90
Red-bellied Woodpecker    2
Downy Woodpecker    5
Northern Flicker    2
Eastern Phoebe    5
Blue Jay    1
American Crow    4
Carolina Chickadee    4
Tufted Titmouse    3
White-breasted Nuthatch    2
Brown-headed Nuthatch    2
Carolina Wren    12
Eastern Bluebird    1
American Robin    1
Gray Catbird    1
Magnolia Warbler    2
Yellow-rumped Warbler    1
Pine Warbler    1
Common Yellowthroat    1
Eastern Towhee    4
Song Sparrow    4
White-throated Sparrow    2
Northern Cardinal    8
Common Grackle    50
American Goldfinch    6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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