Monday, March 16, 2009

A Warm Afternoon in Lucy Park

I decided to take a walk through Lucy Park this afternoon on the way home from work. It was very warm and late in the afternoon, so birding could have been better. However, the birding wasn't bad either. I took the circle trail with the extension into the wooded area to the back of the park along the river.

Among the birds seen and/or heard: Northern cardinal, Blue jay, Belted kingfisher, Clay-colored sparrow, Mallard duck, Canada geese, Great-tailed grackle, Rock pigeon, White-winged dove, Eurasian collared dove, Northern mockingbird, Robin, Yellow-rumped warbler, Carolina chickadee, Wood thrush, Downy woodpecker, Red-bellied woodpecker, and Dark-eyed junco.

I also saw a large snapping turtle in the river, which is still very low. Obviously the rain we had soaked into the ground instead of running off into the river, so that is a good thing. We still need more rain.

Good birding!

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