Murray Park 4/06/2008 (am)

I arrived at Murray Park at 7:46. I started at the dam, went west a ways then back and then to the eastern most part of the park. In the eastern part, I found a lot of damage from the recent tornadoes in the area. A lot of otherwise perfectly good trees where destroyed. As often as I encounter Pileated Woodpeckers, I never got a decent picture of one until today when one was there and unconcerned with me. I recorded a call and later matched it with the Blackpoll Warbler. Left the area at 9:30.
Species seen or heard:
• American White Pelican (80)
• Double-crested Cormorant (30)
• White-throated Sparrow
• Northern Cardinal
• Northern Mockingbird
• Barn Swallow
• American Crow
• Belted Kingfisher
• European Starling
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Rock Pigeon (5)
• American Goldfinch (100)
• White-eyed Vireo
• Cliff Swallow
• Purple Martin
• House Sparrow
• Purple Finch
• Canada Goose (2)
• Ring-billed Gull (20)
• Blue Jay
• Carolina Chickadee
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Green Heron (2)
• Fish Crow
• Northern Flicker
• Eastern Bluebird
• Pileated Woodpecker (1)
• Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (2)
• Chipping Sparrow (20)
• American Robin
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Tufted Titmouse
• Eastern Kingbird
• Eastern Phoebe
• Brown-headed Cowbird
• Killdeer
• Great Blue Heron
• Blackpoll Warbler

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