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May 7, 2006 [LINK]

ABC field trip on Bell's Lane

Bluebird babies in nest I joined Allen Larner, Jo King, Marietta Beveridge, and Stephan Petrovsky on a birding venture around the nearby Bell's Lane area this beautiful morning. It was slow going at first, but turned out to be a very worthwhile trip, as I saw ten birds for the first time this season. Three of them were very unusual: A Bobolink, a Red-headed woodpecker, and a Blue grosbeak. Here are the highlights of what I saw, excluding the everyday birds, in rough chronological order:

  ABOVE: Six baby bluebirds in a nest box. Click on this image to see a Red-winged blackbird nest with one egg.

  BELOW: A first-year male Orchard oriole. Click on this image to see a Columbine flower.

Orchard Oriole

UPDATE: A female Ruby-throated hummingbird showed up at our nectar feeder while it was raining late this afternoon. It's the first time I've seen one there since April 25.

Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 07 May 2006, 10: 30 PM

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