Emerald Park 7/12/2008

Arrived at 7:22 and met Karen & Dottie. It was already 78F so it will be a scorcher. First we did Emerald Park then we moved to the bottom of the quarry for round two. Left the area at 10:20.

Species seen or heard:

Emerald Park:

  • Northern Mockingbird
  • American Crow
  • American Robin
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Carolina Wren
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Blue Jay
  • Chimney Swift
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Red-tailed Hawk
  • Pine Warbler
  • Tufted Titmouse

Quarry section of River Trail:

  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Fish Crow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Carolina Wren
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • American Robin
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Great Blue Heron

Cook’s Landing 7/6/2008

Arrived at Cook’s Landing at 7:42. I’ve just started a home improvement project, putting bamboo flooring down in the living room and my office and am anxious to get back to it but I also need to birding time so I’m here for a short visit. I saw two beavers in the backwater, or at least I pretty sure they were beavers rather than Nutria or Muskrats.

Species seen or heard:

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Barn Swallow
  • Mallard
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Least Tern
  • Canada Goose
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Carolina Chickadee

Two Rivers Park 7/4/2008

Arrived at the park with Samantha at 7:35. The temperature was 75F. We walked to horse trail and managed to find the chiggers. Left the park at 9:05.

Species seen or heard:

  • Dickcissel
  • Mourning Dove
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Carolina Wren
  • Blue Jay
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Fish Crow
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Pine Warbler
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Barn Swallow
  • Killdeer
  • Purple Martin
  • American Crow
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo