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Beautiful Day at Birdsong

Published March 14, 2012
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Birdsong, Orchard Park, Red-tailed Hawk, American Black Duck, Eastern Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird

It was unseasonably warm today so I decided to knock off early from a frustrating work day and clear my head with some of God's beauty and peace. What a GREAT decision!

Before I even got to Birdsong, my destination of choice, I spotted a Red-tailed Hawk perched in a tree overlooking a small pond. I quickly turned my car around and  got a few nice shots of him. The best were of him flying - soaring and sailing on this gorgeous day.  Oh, what a day to be a hawk! And much to my surprise, there was a duck swimming in the pond that I've never seen before (or paid attention to): an American Black Duck, which I shall gladly add to my life list!

Birdsong was wonderful today. The sights and sounds of spring were everywhere. I even stopped to listen to a chorus of frogs croaking. I saw my FOY Red-winged Blackbird - 8 of them, to be exact.  And my highlight of the day? 3 Eastern Bluebirds!

Species seen were:
Red-tailed Hawk
American Goldfinch
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow
House Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Grackle
American Robin
American Crow

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You can really see his red tail in this shot!
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What a day to be a hawk!
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American Black Duck: a life lister
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Eastern Bluebird
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Northern Cardinal
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Red-bellied Woodpecker
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Red-winged Blackbird takes off over the pond
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Red-winged Blackbird
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American Robin
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How pretty his orange breast shines in the fading light
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White-breasted Nuthatch
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Song Sparrow
Reply from: Govardhanan on 9/18/2014 6:20 PM
 Awww you say the nicest tihngs. I actually read this post weeks ago, but just decided to comment today after you left an insighful comment on Jimbo's blog.Where are your pictures you promised? Did I need to call Nicky to get on your ass boy?