Another baldie at Bond

I was at the southern end of the lake and saw an adult bald eagle fly out of the creek area where the lake is shallow. It scared off a bunch of mallards as it flew over them. It then landed in a hardwood tree on the west side of the lake where I photographed it. About an hour later, as I was passing that area, the eagle flew from the perch and across the lake, landing in a pine on the east side. It’s the second time in a week that I’ve seen eagles here that weren’t just soaring overhead. It’s a rather small and suburban location for such large birds but what a sight to see.
Pine siskins were in their usual spots today, too, and very vocal. I saw two creepers and photographed one.
Eddie Owens
Cary NC
Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    2/18/11
Notes:    Warm start to the day at 55 degrees with patchy fog, but it warmed up quickly.
Number of species:    39

Canada Goose    18
Mallard    24
Hooded Merganser    10
Ruddy Duck    11
Double-crested Cormorant    7
Great Blue Heron    2
Bald Eagle    1    adult
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Ring-billed Gull    35
Mourning Dove    4
Belted Kingfisher    4
Red-bellied Woodpecker    17
Downy Woodpecker    10
Northern Flicker    2
Eastern Phoebe    1
Blue Jay    4
American Crow    8
Fish Crow    3
Carolina Chickadee    24
Tufted Titmouse    36
White-breasted Nuthatch    6
Brown-headed Nuthatch    6
Brown Creeper    2
Carolina Wren    28
Eastern Bluebird    9
American Robin    5
Northern Mockingbird    3
Yellow-rumped Warbler    9
Pine Warbler    15
Eastern Towhee    12
Field Sparrow    1
Song Sparrow    6
White-throated Sparrow    8
Dark-eyed Junco    8
Northern Cardinal    43
Common Grackle    6
House Finch    3
Pine Siskin    14
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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