Birding at Tanglewood Park

Gail had the good fortune of seeing a Barred Owl while birding with our local Audubon club at Tanglewood Park last week. So today she took me to the same spot to see if I could see the owl, too. We weren’t so lucky this time. The best bird I saw was Princess GailBirdtale herself!

But we did see a few others that I don’t see every day. A group of Cedar Waxwings flew in to feast on berries. (It’s a bit overexposed, but it’s the only way to get at least some detail of small subjects against a bright sky.)

A pair of male Red-winged Blackbirds were just hanging out:

Here are two shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler, just because I love all the warblers and their songs.

We also saw a Great Blue Heron flying by, a bunch of our state bird Cardinals, a Carolina Chickadee, Mallard Ducks and Blue-winged Teal, Downy Woodpeckers and a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Mourning Dove, a Blue Jay, an Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinches, and best of all, a Belted Kingfisher. It was an excellent three hour walk!

I’ll have to come back to catch a glimpse of that Barred Owl!

8 thoughts on “Birding at Tanglewood Park”

  1. I’ve been trying to find the link to your site again for ages. I’m glad I finally did. You found some incredible birds on your trip. The ones that I know are all some of my favorites, like the red-winged blackbird and the beautiful cedar waxwing.

    1. Hey, Ratty! Good seeing you over here!
      The Cedar Waxwings really are beautiful birds!
      I loved your picture of the Great Blue Heron on your site today.

  2. I love it when you write about birds! While I’m no expert, I have such an affection for them because of the joy they bring TC and me by feeding them every day in our modest bird houses.

    Just a thought, but no one should be named a “rumped” anything, not even a bird… Awesome photos, thanks for sharing. : )

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