Barbour's Pond

Barbour's Pond
Barbour's Pond - November 11, 2013

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Friday, May 14, 2010

May Migration


The May migration has been up and down. A few days this month 20+ species of warbler were seen in the park. On the colder, windier days the south end Barbour's Pond was the place to see Warblers. The "Warbler Tree" near the basketball courts held 10 species of Warbler on May 8. It's still one of the better spots to view Warblers through the 14th. May 14th was highlighted by a Mourning Warbler and 30+ Blackburian Warblers. During the second week of May some rare birds for the park were seen. Mississippi Kite, Blue Grosbeak and Grasshopper Sparrow were seen by a few birders. It's been common to see upwards of 80 species of birds in a day, if you spend the time. Complete list of May sightings can be viewed May Bird list

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! How do you get those pix?!

    On another note - picked up a trash bag's worth of bakery-style loaves today that were dumped by the upper picnic area.... great for my compost pile...

    And last week a bunch of sliced apples dumped by the phone booth near the WWII tank...same fate...

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  2. Great to see continued help in addressing the deer-feeding problem. Keep picking it up! I didn't want to be the only one doing it.

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  3. Is that a picture of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo?

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  4. Yes it is. It was photographed in the morning on the ridge overlooking Clifton.

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  5. Picked up more bread today by the upper picnic area... mmmmm! Think I'll make a sign.....my compost barrel is filling up.

    Saw three of the male turkeys displaying this morning - they're georgeous in the morning sun!
    Always makes me smile.

    Also - been watching the radar reports on the Woodcreeper site, but not sure how to correlate - it's been pretty quiet warbler-wise the last couple of mornings, whereas I expected a bit more activity based on the notes...

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