Photos from 05/12/11 – Peach Hill Park

Brant

I stopped at the hill again after work last Thursday to continue looking for new birds.  This time my fiancee came with me.  We got there later than normal and were only there for an hour or so.

After seeing some yellow warblers, baltimore orioles, eastern kingbirds, and american goldfinches, we got a real treat with a large flock of brant.  They literally flew right overhead, offering some interesting looks, including the one posted.

There wasn’t much out in the evening, but the few things we saw were exceptional.  My fiancee spotted our first black-and-white warbler in a dark little area in the orchard and at the summit, we saw our first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season zip by us.  The moon was out clearly with a red-tailed hawk gliding around nearby.

The pickings were slim for taking photos, but I did my best.  Full sighting list is below the gallery.  Enjoy!

Photos from 05/12/11 – Peach Hill Park (click photos to enlarge)

  1. Brant (new bird photographed, #122!)
  2. Wild Turkey (heard only)
  3. Red-tailed Hawk
  4. Mourning Dove
  5. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  6. Red-headed Woodpecker
  7. Eastern Kingbird
  8. Blue Jay
  9. American Crow
  10. Black-capped Chickadee
  11. House Wren (heard only)
  12. American Robin
  13. Gray Catbird
  14. Northern Mockingbird
  15. Brown Thrasher
  16. Blue-winged Warbler
  17. Yellow Warbler
  18. Chestnut-sided Warbler (heard only)
  19. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  20. Black-and-White Warbler (new bird photographed, #123!)
  21. Eastern Towhee
  22. Field Sparrow
  23. Song Sparrow
  24. White-crowned Sparrow
  25. Northern Cardinal
  26. Red-winged Blackbird
  27. Baltimore Oriole
  28. American Goldfinch
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