Bald Knob NWR 5/23/2009

I arrived at the refuge at 7:45 with visions of ibises dancing in my head. Alas, no ibises but I did see a male Northern Pintail in breeding plumage. The plumage is no surprise but he should have left a month ago. He was also a first of year for me. Besides the birds, I saw a Swamp Rabbit and what looked like a dead coyote. Left at 10:30.

*=First of Year, getting harder to come by.

Species seen or heard:

  • Northern Pintail *
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Mourning Dove
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Canada Goose
  • Tern sp.
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Carolina Wren
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Barn Swallow
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Field Sparrow

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