Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Birding on Broadmeade Walk

On Sunday morning we had a large turn out of about 22 people for the monthly bird walk! At 8:00 AM when we met at the Parmer Village pond it was cool, still, and clear. There was mist on the water and the only bird on the pond was this Great Egret:

Great Egret over Misty Pond

The birds were relatively quiet, but we ended up finding 37 species. Most notable was a brief flyover of a Black-bellied Whistling Duck, only the second time I've ever seen this species in the neighborhood. A few migrants we encountered were a heard-only Common Yellowthroat, and a distant, back-lit view of a Lesser Yellowlegs. My favorite part of the morning was seeing a Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, and Belted Kingfisher all close together upstream of the last dam.

Here are a few more photos.

And here is our complete bird list.

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