Cook’s Landing 6/21/2009

Since I went to the Ozark National Forest yesterday, getting up at 4AM and then topped that off with a star party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park getting home at midnight, I decided to sleep in (till 5:45 as it turned out) and go close to home.  I chose Cook’s Landing and I think I chose well.  I did not see anything exotic, p[perhaps not even anything I haven’t already seen this month, but I did see a lot.  In two hours, I saw 42 species which was 12 more than I saw in the entire 6+ hours in the national forest.  I walked close to 5 miles according to the pedometer and I was looking for the end during that last mile.

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Species seen or heard:

  • Killdeer
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Carolina Wren
  • European Starling
  • Wood Duck
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Purple Martin
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Swallow sp.
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Mourning Dove
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Chimney Swift
  • Carolina Wren
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Green Heron
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Northern Parula
  • Summer Tanager
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Fish Crow
  • American Robin
  • Northern Flicker
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Mallard
  • Dickcissel

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