Warblers and a ruby-crowned kinglet

Was surprised to get a decent number of warbler species this morning at this
little surburban oasis in the middle of Cary, NC. A few magnolias, a
black-and-white, a palm warbler, and common yellowthroats at the bog, a couple
of pine warblers working the tops of the pines near the dam, and yellow-rumps
throughout the park. The double-crested cormorants have gone from one year-round
resident to a population of 6 around the lake.

The ruby-crowned kinglet was a surprise, bowing its head low enough for me to
see a rather large and bright patch on its crown, repeating jit-jidit in the
willow by the bog. A red-winged blackbird popped out of the weeds in the bog (a
first for me in the park). The white-throated sparrows sang a few notes of their
sweet, sweet song. A couple of deer ate from the low limbs of saplings in the

Eddie Owens
Cary NC

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: “do-not-reply@ebird.org” <do-not-reply@ebird.org>
To: banjoman_57@yahoo.com
Sent: Wed, October 13, 2010 4:12:53 PM
Subject: eBird Report – Bond Park , 10/13/10

Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    10/13/10
Notes:    Wake
Number of species:    35

Canada Goose    7
Mallard    74
Double-crested Cormorant    6
Great Blue Heron    5
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    6
Downy Woodpecker    2
Northern Flicker    2
Eastern Phoebe    3
Blue Jay    3
American Crow    4
Fish Crow    1
Carolina Chickadee    7
Tufted Titmouse    4
White-breasted Nuthatch    1
Brown-headed Nuthatch    2
Carolina Wren    14
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1
Eastern Bluebird    8
American Robin    3
Gray Catbird    2
Northern Mockingbird    3
Magnolia Warbler    3
Yellow-rumped Warbler    14
Pine Warbler    2
Palm Warbler    1
Black-and-white Warbler    1
Common Yellowthroat    2
Eastern Towhee    7
Song Sparrow    3
White-throated Sparrow    2
Northern Cardinal    12
Red-winged Blackbird    1
House Finch    2
American Goldfinch    12

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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One Response to Warblers and a ruby-crowned kinglet

  1. I was playing the bird song and call of a ruby-crowned kinglet on my iPod from the comfort of my screened-in back porch just now, and a ruby-crowned kinglet appeared in the butterfly bush just on the other side of the screen. I guess these little birds are more common than I supposed 🙂

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