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!

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  • Comedy Plus April 11, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    How fun. I know how you two love to do this.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. :)

    • Ferd April 11, 2011 at 11:01 PM

      Thanks, Sandee!
      Yep, we love it. Probably as much as you love yachting! It’s nice to have a special interest, huh?!

  • sharkbytes April 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Always a good day to go to the woods, even if you only see everyday friends

  • Ratty April 12, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    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.

    • Ferd April 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

      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.

  • Linda April 12, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    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. : )

    • Ferd April 13, 2011 at 9:55 PM

      Yeah, but what if they have a nice rump?! ;-)