Lake Conway and Bell Slough North 3/15/2009

I arrived at 8:05. It was cloudy with temperatures in the mid 40s but there was no wind and it was milder that I expected for that reason. My target bird was the Brown Pelican reported there yesterday, it would be a state bird for me. The bird was not apparent from the dam site so I moved into Bell Slough figuring I check the lake more when I was done. I did see the Brown Pelican when I checked the lake the second time. 38 species in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Species seen or heard:
• Brown Pelican
• American Coot
• Canada Goose
• Blue Jay
• Northern Cardinal
• Carolina Chickadee
• Pine Warbler
• Great Blue Heron
• Double-crested Cormorant
• Great Egret
• Belted Kingfisher
• Fish Crow
• Bald Eagle
• Northern Mockingbird
• Eastern Bluebird
• American Crow
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Mallard
• Eastern Phoebe
• White-throated Sparrow
• Wood Duck
• Common Grackle
• Eastern Wood-Pewee
• European Starling
• Northern Flicker
• Blue-winged Teal
• Downy Woodpecker
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Turkey Vulture
• Brown Thrasher
• Red-shouldered Hawk
• Carolina Wren
• American Robin
• Swamp Sparrow
• Ring-billed Gull

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