Burns Park / Cook’s Landing 8/21/2008

Arrived at 7:10 AM. Parked at the western end of Burns Park since that was much more convenient for the target. My target bird was the Painted Bunting reported in the mile 6.0 – mile 6.25 region of the River Trail. I heard something that sounded similar to the Painted Bunting right there but after 40 minutes got no sight of the bird. Walked the River Trail to Campbell Lake Trail to Isabella Jo Trail back to the River Trail and back to the car. Finished at 9 AM.

Species encountered:
• Great Blue Heron
• Canada Goose
• Blue Jay
• Eastern Kingbird
• Northern Mockingbird
• Northern Cardinal
• American Crow
• Fish Crow
• Mourning Dove
• Killdeer
• Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
• Carolina Chickadee
• Red-tailed Hawk
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• White-eyed Vireo
• Downy Woodpecker
• Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
• Carolina Wren
• Eastern Meadowlark
• Indigo Bunting
• Belted Kingfisher
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Eastern Towhee

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