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 species this fine morning. Most were heard only, but I did manage to lay my eyes on the blue-winged, yellowthroat, yellow-rumped, and black-throated blue. The blue-winged took 20 minutes of stealth and patience before it emerged from its tangly den for about a 20-second look. I think that warbler is my new favorite 🙂

By the way, the blue-winged and black-throated as well as a N. parula and an incessant wood thrush were all in the same area behind the bog. You can get there from the Oxxford Hunt swim pool parking lot. Locate the dumpster, cross over the creek near it, walk with the water flow toward the bog. The trail is not maintained. Poison ivy abounds. Wear appropriate clothing and some bug spray.

I was surprised also to hear a red-breasted nuthatch near boardwalk #10. Seems rather late for him to be here.

Eddie Owens
Cary NC

Location: Bond Park
Observation date: 4/24/11
Notes: Happy Easter
Number of species: 50

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 8
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 11
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown-headed Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 23
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Northern Parula 10
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Pine Warbler 7
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 1
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 28
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 12

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


About birdingatbond

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