Marl Bed Flats, 1/7/2013
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The wildlife at Marl Bed Flats was pretty fun. I found a Northern Harrier far off in the distance while out on the flats and heard a Sora, but things were most interesting right at the parking lot when I returned to my car. There was a lot of activity--Tufted Titmice, Carolina Wrens and Northern Cardinals were all calling. As I looked through the trees I found Pine Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, a Yellow-throated Warbler, an Orange-crowned Warbler, two Blue-headed Vireos and a White-eyed Vireo, and a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. After after having fun observing them for a little while I went to get in my car and then I noticed a Cooper's Hawk flying overhead. I don't know if the hawk was attracted to the commotion or the cause of it, but it was very nice to see.