Sunday, April 6, 2014

Double Trouble SP 4/6--Palm Warbler

Great Egrets, back bogs Double Trouble SP
An early morning ramble around the bogs of Double Trouble State Park yielded one new bird for the year--a Palm Warbler near the old sorting house. There were many Pine Warblers and Yellow-rumps today, and the Palm was feeding on the ground with the Pines, flicking its tail. It flushed and I couldn't relocate it.  Other than that, there was nothing unusual or unexpected today--duck numbers, as you would expect, are down. It was cold when I started, but by the 2nd hour I was there it had warmed up sufficiently to bring out the dog-walkers, runners, and families with small children, i.e.: not the best conditions for finding interesting birds.

My list for the morning, much of it "ear-birded."
27 species
Canada Goose  1    heard
Mallard  13
Ring-necked Duck  15
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
American Crow  1    heard
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  1    Heard
Tufted Titmouse  1    Heard
American Robin  4
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Chipping Sparrow  1    heard
Song Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  1    heard
Red-winged Blackbird  1    heard
Common Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3    Village
House Finch  2    Heard

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