Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Birds

As I walked out to the car yesterday morning, our lovesick male Northern Mockingbird was singing his heart out as usual. I looked up at him and was amazed to see a Black-bellied Whistling Duck sitting near him in our elm tree. I see Whistling Ducks every day but I never thought we'd get to add one to our yardlist!

Kleb Woods was fairly busy with birds yesterday and I saw some interesting species: Yellow-breasted Chats, Black-and-white Warbler, Gray Catbird and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I also say my first Eastern Wood-pewee of the year.

That takes my 2009 list to 191 species.

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