Two Rivers Park 9/20/2009

Sunday morning the sky was clearing for the first time in a long time.  I didn’t have the time or inclination for a long trip so I went to Two Rivers Park and was rewarded with a life bird – the Willow Flycatcher.  Yay!  I started by tramping through the field north of the paved trail to the unpaved horse trail then back for a change in footwear before walking the paved trail to its end and back. In all about 4 miles but about 6 miles worth of steps, according to my pedometer.  I found the Willow Flycatcher in the two large plum thickets in that large field.  The horse trail was submerged after a while so I couldn’t complete it.  Maybe the city would consider building up the low parts of the trail as it is often obstructed.

* = Life Bird

Species seen or heard:

  • Canada Goose
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Willow Flycatcher *
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Carolina Wren
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • Pine Warbler
  • Mourning Warbler
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting

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