Thursday, March 15, 2012

Live Oaks Blvd, 3/15/2012

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Brown Thrasher
I usually get to the office early, so I frequently spend about 20 minutes birding before working in the parking lot at my work.  It's not a pretty lot, but it borders a lake to the south and a recreational park to the north, and there several trees scattered around the lot.  Initially I would only infrequently see anything interesting, but over time I've learned the lot and I'm finding more.  I've logged over 50 species from the parking lot this year, so I decided I'd start bringing my camera with me to work.  I was hoping to photograph the Northern Parula that I've seen here a couple times, but I had no luck with him this morning.  Instead, though, a couple Brown Thrashers decided to perch on the top of a tree and sing away.  A Downy Woodpecker came out into pretty good light to do his pecking, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler caught an inchworm while I was focused on it.

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Brown Thrasher

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Brown Thrasher
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Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Downy Woodpecker
Here's a list of species I observed this morning:

Ring-necked Duck 3
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Snowy Egret 1
Osprey 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot 2
Ring-billed Gull 3
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 7
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 8
Brown Thrasher 2
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1

1 comment:

  1. Love the Brown Thrashers, all nice and symmetrical. They're such stunning birds...I really need to get out east.

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