More FOY birds at Bond

A couple of days ago, I saw and heard 2 palm warblers and 2 northern parulas. Today, 43 species and 4 FOY birds. Prairie warbler, common yellowthroat, white-eyed vireo, and a great egret at Bond Park. Nice looks at the prairie warbler. Love that stark black-and-yellow contrast! The WE vireo sang its quick-with-the-beer-check song for a long time.
A couple of pine siskins are still around. Also saw an osprey fly over. Juncos are noticeably fewer in number the last few trips out. Hermit thrush lurked in the bottomlands. I could have sworn I heard a YB cuckoo giving just the first part of its croaking call several times. It seemed to respond to playback, but never more than 3-4 croaks at a time and without the usual ending. I couldn’t find a bird and wondered if I was being fooled by a frog, but I don’t know frog songs ūüôā
Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    4/8/11
Number of species:    43

Canada Goose    6
Mallard    3
Double-crested Cormorant    5
Great Blue Heron    1
Great Egret    1    flyover.
Osprey    1    flyover.
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Ring-billed Gull    100    flyover.
Mourning Dove    3
Chimney Swift    4
Belted Kingfisher    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    4
Downy Woodpecker    1
Northern Flicker    1
Eastern Phoebe    1
White-eyed Vireo    1    singing.
Blue Jay    4
American Crow    4
Fish Crow    2
Carolina Chickadee    6
Tufted Titmouse    9
White-breasted Nuthatch    1
Brown-headed Nuthatch    4
Carolina Wren    7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    4
Eastern Bluebird    1
Hermit Thrush    1
American Robin    3
Brown Thrasher    1
Yellow-rumped Warbler    6
Pine Warbler    3
Prairie Warbler    1
Common Yellowthroat    1    female.
Eastern Towhee    5
Chipping Sparrow    1
Song Sparrow    1
White-throated Sparrow    6
Northern Cardinal    19
Common Grackle    1
House Finch    2
Pine Siskin    2
American Goldfinch    10


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