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About birdingatbond

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

Snaking up a Tree

Today, while birding with Caroline around the south end of Bond Lake, I heard a commotion above us that alerted me to the possibility that some birds had found an intruder, a predator worthy of their scolds. So we looked … Continue reading

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Young Owl and Acadian Flycatcher Nest

This morning I heard the begging call of a young Barred Owl and spied it perched on a horizontal limb beside one of its parents in the middle of the woods on the east side of the lake. Later this … Continue reading

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Howell Woods Bonanza!

I birded at Howell Woods today with Mike Tove and we got 68 species of birds including 15 species of warbler. The highlights included photographed views of a Swainson’s Warbler, a pair of down-covered Great Horned Owls, and – thanks … Continue reading

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Spring Arrivals

Spring has finally sprung free from winter’s tiring grip, and migration is ramping up. I have seen and heard Louisiana Waterthrushes, Northern Parulas, Palm Warblers, and Prairie Warblers at various places inside the park. Bond Park is not the birdiest … Continue reading

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Northern Lapwing – 3rd NC record!

I went to see this bird, a species I never dreamed of seeing, let alone seeing one in the state of North Carolina. The first such record was a dead bird found in Chatham County in 1926. A second record … Continue reading

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White-winged Scoter

Got a new lifer today at Lake Crabtree. I already had the other scoters on the life list, but the White-winged was not one of them. Some of the gulls harassed the scoter, and the scoter opened its bill wide … Continue reading

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Snow day

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