Two Rivers Park 10/10/2009 and 10/11/2009

I went to TRP Saturday morning because I needed to be close to home and then again on Sunday because I just couldn’t get excited about going anywhere.  Maybe the seemingly constant cloud cover had something to do with that.  Since I had just been there, I decided to try another part of the park.  Instead of the main trail and big field surrounding it where I birded Saturday, I parked at the next area and walked toward the confluence of the two rivers.  Right at the start there is a field of tall grass and I could hear birds so I went in.  The grass was eye level but not difficult.  I followed deer tails as much as I could and soon found perhaps 30 Sedge Wrens.  They did not seem at all concerned about me and many times they landed too close for the camera.  Eventually I emerged from the tall grass and walked the rest of the length of that trail and there got a good view of an Osprey.  The interesting thing is I’ve seen an Osprey at TRP or Cook’s Landing each of the last four weekends.  Since they are in migration, I expect it’s not the same one but since this bird is not symmetrical he should be easy to spot again.

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Species seen or heard at TRP on either Saturday or Sunday:

  • American Crow
  • Bald Eagle
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Blue Jay
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Canada Goose
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Carolina Wren
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • European Starling
  • Gray Catbird
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • House Finch
  • House Wren
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Killdeer
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Osprey
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Sedge Wren
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Snow Goose
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • Turkey Vulture

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