Monthly Archives: January 2012

Not one, but two pairs of Barred Owls!

It’s confirmed. Bond Park has two pairs of Barred Owls. One pair is on the west side of the lake in a large, tall pine at bridge # 7, and the other pair is on the east side of the … Continue reading

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Another pellet

I saw again the two owls in the pine at bridge #7 this morning, and I found a new pellet (this is pellet #5). The pellets I have found never had a chance to dry, so they’re not really pellets … Continue reading

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What do the Barred Owls of Bond Park Eat?

This Barred Owl snoozes in the pine roost on the east side of the Lake Trail: I’ve read that Barred Owls eat a variety of things including small rodents, birds, and sometimes crayfish. I’ve even read that when owls eat … Continue reading

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Seeing (a woodcock) is believing

Back in early February of 2011, I joined a group at Prairie Ridge Eco-Station to hopefully see and hear the American Woodcocks in their courtship displays. At least 20 people showed up but, unfortunately, the woodcocks did not. Some of … Continue reading

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Pied-Billed Grebe at Bond Park

A friend, Caroline, snapped this photo of a Pied-billed Grebe at Bond Park. I have just learned a wee bit more about this species that I didn’t know before. The black throat and mark on the bill are indications of … Continue reading

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Birding Apps

I collect birding apps. Way too many, in fact. But many of them are indispensable tools in my arsenal. I like to travel light, as much as possible. Sometimes I’ll carry a field guide but you’ll never find me without … Continue reading

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Barred Owls at Bond Park

Barred owls have been spotted in a couple of favorite roosting pines around Bond Lake. One is at Bridge #7 in the tall pines. The other is on the east side of the lake in a pine near the creek … Continue reading

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