More Siskins at Bond Park

My fingers are still cold after a few hours of early-morning birding around Bond Lake today. The double-note calls of a winter wren perked me up as I walked along the creek near the Oxxford Hunt pool. With a little patience and a lot of luck, I managed to wait him out, and finally, he emerged from a clay den in the rooty bank and sipped water. The N. flickers were singing, not just calling, today; I haven’t heard that in a long while; saw several working the ant hills on the open field near the boat house. Red-bellied woodpeckers were banging on gutters at several lakeside houses. Pine siskins appeared again at the same feeder where Keith and I found them a few weeks ago. I saw & heard them up and down the southwest part of the Lake Trail; saw one hanging upside down from a pine cone. Pine warblers were not shy of singing. Grackles are increasing and I fear they will swamp my feeders soon.
Eddie Owens
Cary NC
Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    2/9/11
Number of species:    39

Canada Goose    11
Mallard    11
Hooded Merganser    6
Ruddy Duck    6
Double-crested Cormorant    16
Great Blue Heron    2
Killdeer    4
Ring-billed Gull    17
Mourning Dove    13
Belted Kingfisher    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    11
Downy Woodpecker    9
Northern Flicker    7
Eastern Phoebe    1
Blue Jay    3
American Crow    5
Fish Crow    2
Carolina Chickadee    20
Tufted Titmouse    25
White-breasted Nuthatch    2
Brown-headed Nuthatch    6
Carolina Wren    20
Winter Wren    1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1
Eastern Bluebird    14
American Robin    2
Northern Mockingbird    1
European Starling    2
Yellow-rumped Warbler    9
Pine Warbler    7
Eastern Towhee    5
Song Sparrow    6
White-throated Sparrow    3
Dark-eyed Junco    13
Northern Cardinal    19
Common Grackle    9
House Finch    4
Pine Siskin    11
American Goldfinch    12

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(


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