Tanglewood Park Owls

X marks the spot! Thanks to Craig McCleary for placing these sticks on the wire fence! We found the Great-horned Owls right where he had previously seen them.

IMG_0711This was the first Great-horned Owl that we noticed as it flew from one tree to the next.

IMG_0649A second owl flew in to join the first! You can see them both in this picture.

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On our way out we saw two Barred Owls. They were calling back and forth.IMG_0745IMG_0755

This was a great birding day. Four owls!!!! The Great-horned Owl was a life bird! ๐Ÿ˜€

Another great day at Magee Marsh!

Ferd and I went birding again on Sunday at Magee Marsh! Another super great day! And even better! Warblers include Black-and-white, Black-throated green, Nashville, Orange-crowned, Palm, Prairie, Yellow and Yellow Rumped!


Black-and White WarblerIMG_1798Warbling VireoIMG_5230 A Merlin eating a Tree SwallowIMG_5250 Rose-breasted GrosbeakIMG_5272 Bald Eagle and babyIMG_5303 Bald eagle and babyIMG_5343

Barn SwallowsIMG_5367Hermit Thrush

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Birding at Magee Marsh!

Ferd and I went birding at Magee Marsh on Tuesday. Wow! So many birds! We saw at least 50 different species. Warblers included Black-and-white, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Blue-winged, Hooded, Nashville, Palm, Pine, Prothonotary, Yellow, Yellow-breasted Chat and Yellow-rumped! What a great day!

Blackburnian Warbler

IMG_5078 Yellow- Rumped WarblerIMG_5127 Prothonotary WarblerIMG_5143 Palm WarblerIMG_1343 Black-throated Green WarblerIMG_1383 Yellow WarblerIMG_1452 Nashville WarblerIMG_1514 Blue-winged Warbler


Eastern Phoebe
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Pileated Woodpeckers at Reynolda Gardens

Ferd and I birded at Reynolda Gardens this morning. We had just started out when we heard a Pileated Woodpecker. We walked over to where we heard it. We saw some things falling from a tree and heard some pecking sounds and we saw the Pileated Woodpecker. It was pecking and peeling the bark off.ย IMG_0984I noticed some pieces of bark were falling off a little bit higher on the tree and saw the second Pileated Woodpecker.

IMG_1009We walked around Reynolda Gardens for a while and later went back to the Woodpeckers. They were still there and cleaned off most of the bark on the branch and made many holes.