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Thursday, August 19, 2010

June 13, 2010 2:30-3:45pm sunny 75` Nokum Hill Wildlife Refuge

All this took place after a morning bird banding session and we had a fairly large list of 27 enjoyable common birds. The highlights included: Osprey, House Finch, Blue Jay, Baltimore Oriole, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Common Tern, Yellow Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Barn Swallow and Chipping Sparrow. I wish I could describe the afternoon in more detail but I didn't keep very good notes and my memory remains vague of this part of the day but-I can give you facts:

#1 the meadow was in full bloom and giving off a fresh and peaceful aroma.

#2 the One Hundred Acre Cove was not dry in fact it was quite wet .

#3 there were lots of swallows.

#4 none of the birds we saw turned into demonic deities and will likely remain birds the rest of their lives

#5 I can't think of any more facts.

Here is a complete list of all the birds we saw: Grey Catbird, American Robin, Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Blackbird, Osprey, House Finch, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, Mallard, House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Great Black-Backed Gull, Common Tern, American Crow, Double-Crested Cormorant, Yellow Warbler, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Barn Swallow, Chipping Sparrow and a Song Sparrow. At a farm down the road we had Tufted Titmice and Starlings.

All in all: a very enjoyable day.

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