Friday, May 07, 2004

My 100th Backyard Bird!

At about noon today I finally got the 100th species for my backyard list, and it was a good one: Blackburnian Warbler. It was a female, and I found it foraging in the company of a Tennessee Warbler. They were in the tall willow beside the pond...that tree seems to have a special power to attract warblers.

Other birds seen here today included 3 Mississippi Kites, 4 Broad-winged Hawks, an Inca Dove, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swifts, a Swainson's Thrush, Summer Tanager, and Orchard Oriole. I heard - but did not see - Great Crested Flycatcher and Fish Crow. The pair of Eastern Bluebirds nesting in my yard are feeding young; I could hear their begging calls coming from inside the box.


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