Here's one of the new bluebird houses they put up this spring--this is right next to the parking lot (I saw a Tree Swallow go inside).
Here's one of the Dickcissels we hear every morning; I'm amazed to see these birds right in town.
OK, let's head down this path and see what we can find.
Ooh, lots of white sweet clover and brown-eyed Susans blooming
Our first good look at the pond (I was wearing my badge so I figured that gave me permission to trespass in case a security guard should stop by and question my motives--BTW, they didn't).
Lots of Red-Winged Blackbirds down by the pond--here's a male and female in the top of a willow tree at the pond edge.
A nice patch of False Sunflower
A Cedar Waxwing on a fencepost--I was amazed at the large number of Cedar Waxwings in this area.
There were 2 Mama Mallards with at least 10 babies between the 2 of them--CUTE!
Parking lot Killdeer--there was one family group of 5 and several other individuals patrolling the parking lot. During the week, this lot is almost full of cars, so I'm not sure where these killdeer go on weekdays.
Here's a list of all the birds that were seen and/or heard.
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
This was a great assignment, Larry. Thanks for giving me a good reason to bird this area and to everyone else for letting me share this trip with you. Hope you enjoyed it.