Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bobbing waterthrush at Bond Park

Michael and I birded for 2 hours along the southeastern quadrant of Bond Park this morning.  Noteworthy were good views of a N. parula (after lamenting that I might never see one but only hear them), a pair of barred … Continue reading

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Warbly Day at Bond Park

I resurrected the day with the early birds this morning here in the heart of suburbia. The strains of an old hymn at a nearby sunrise service mixed with more melodius song coming from the bog. I encountered 9 warbler … Continue reading

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A dozen warblers at Mason Farm

Keith & I birded Mason Farm this morning and saw or heard a dozen warbler species. The blue-winged warbler was the memorable highlight for me. Thanks to Dave who pointed it out to us as it perched perfectly, as in … Continue reading

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6 warblers at Bond Park

I birded from first light til 8:15 (had to get to work) in the south end of the park. Light rain the first hour kept the individual numbers low, but I did ID 6 warblers: black-throated blue, ovenbird, black-and-white, Northern parula, pine, and blue-winged (a … Continue reading

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Northern Waterthrush & Ovenbird at Bond Park

I birded about an hour before Ed and Vim joined me near the bog. We saw or heard lots of birds. Highlights for me include: -hearing (and recording) a Northern Waterthrush near bridge #1. -hearing an ovenbird on the eastern … Continue reading

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Tornadic debris

The swarm of tornadoes that drilled through the state a couple of days ago left several trails of debris. I walked through Bond Park again yesterday just before dark. New chunks of debris had fallen from the sky. Foam, insulation, … Continue reading

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Yellow and Hooded warblers at the Bog!

Just returned from birding Bond Lake and the adjoining Hoffman Lake area. Counted 51 species between them. Who would have thought that a windy, cloudy, rain-spittin’ morning like this one would be so productive. But the rain held off for … Continue reading

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