Monthly Archives: December 2010

39 birds at Bond

Michael and I birded Bond Park and found a lot of variety. Michael’s sharp eyes spotted a red-tailed hawk on a log in the woods below the dam. The bird peeled off pieces of a gray squirrel as we watched. … Continue reading

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American Pipit at the dam

I was showing Michael and Stephanie some of my favorite birding spots in the park and had just left them when, at the dam, I saw a bird I knew would be a life bird. A closer look revealed the … Continue reading

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Fish crow at Bond Lake!

It was 23 degrees this morning when I began the trek over the hard-crackle path around the lake. There were a few treacherous spots where I nearly lost it, but luckily no falls. Counted 34 species in 3 hours. A … Continue reading

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Half a foot of snow!

I did a little snow-birding around Bond Lake, then around Hoffman Lake (which feeds Bond Lake). Lots of hooded mergansers at both locations, but Hoffman Lake, being smaller, offered better (i.e., closer) views of these little divers. The males were … Continue reading

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Bald eagles and hooded mergansers

A cold, brisk day for birding around the lake, but I saw two adult bald eagles soaring over the park on three occasions during my excursion, their broad tails and bright heads a sight to enjoy. The hooded mergansers of … Continue reading

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A colder December I cannot remember

Bond Lake is 95% iced over. A flock of 22 DC cormorants circled over the lake and then flew off to the south. A GB heron stood one-legged on the ice in the middle of the lake along with a … Continue reading

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Hoot Owl again

Yesterday, I met Thierry at¬†Lake Crabtree¬†and he showed me some of the best vantage points for bird watching around the lake. He also took me to Brier Creek. Thanks, Thierry! I really learned a lot from him about ID’ing waterfowl … Continue reading

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