Monthly Archives: May 2011

Acadian Flycatcher nest and Wood Thrush at Bond Park

I watched an Acadian flycatcher singing, bouncing from limb to limb, making a circle around – and finally landing in – its nest, which is in a forked branch about 20 ft up in a sourwood sapling. It will be … Continue reading

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RBGR at Bond Park

44 species counted this morning throughout the park. Highlights included a summer tanager behind the Senior Citizens Center, a hairy woodpecker, and the ever-pleasing song of a Rose-breasted grosbeak heard along the Pine Cone trail. I never saw the bird…it … Continue reading

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Black-crowned night heron at Bond Park

I birded by kayak for the first time. I never would have spotted the night heron from the trail. It was a subadult with deep orange eyes and it was motionless for the entire viewing time. It appeared to have … Continue reading

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Howell Woods Enivronmental Learning Center

Michael and I birded Howell Woods this morning. Nice place! We ID’d 56 species, including a Mississippi Kite (MIKI) overhead. Other highlights included a YB cuckoo and a couple of hooded and Kentucky warblers. We also enjoyed watching the courtship … Continue reading

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Mississippi Kite @ Bond Park

saw a Mississippi Kite way up high above the forest canopy, perched on a snag. I got good looks as the bird preened and sunned itself. This was a life bird for me and an odd place for such! The … Continue reading

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Swainson’s Thrush @ Bond Park

I birded from 7-10am today, before the rains hit. We’ve been in a rather tropical pattern for several days. It’s beginning to feel like a rain forest around here. But we’ve needed it. When I arrived at the parking lot, … Continue reading

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in a Tulip Poplar

Vim and I birded at the south end of Bond Park today, starting at the Oxford Hunt swimming pool parking lot. A few minutes into it, I heard the chink calls of a rose-breasted grosbeak (it did not register at … Continue reading

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