I birded Bond Park today, both this morning and briefly late this afternoon. The highlights for this morning were the owl chicks at bridge #6. The light was better so I came away with better shots. Caroline showed up too, so after photographing the owls, we birded all the way around the lake. There were at least 2 Black-and-White Warblers, although we never saw them. Same is true of the Prairie Warbler I heard near peninsula point and the Northern Parula along the west side of the lake. But I saw and heard the Common Yellowthroat at the beaver pond, and it doesn’t matter to me how common they are; they’re stunning in their black masks and yellow feathers. Also at the beaver pond, a gorgeous Swamp Sparrow in breeding colors jumped into our view. A White-breasted Vireo sang his “quick-with-the-beer-check, quick” song as he darted in and out of the leafy boughs of a willow oak. The Greater Yellowlegs at the mudflats near bridge #4 was calling kew-kew-kew when I showed up this evening. Is it the same bird that we saw yesterday? He’s sporting some might fine breeding colors, isn’t he? That was my day in the park.