Sunday, June 5, 2011

LaFitte's Cove Bird Report 6-4-11

Doldrums for sure. Even the ponds are almost dried up in the worst drought in years.

The ponds along the boardwalk and on the sidewalk to the gazebo are completely dry.
The pond across from the parking lot had water but not a single bird of any variety.
The pond beyond the gazebo had a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Snowy Egret, and a Killdeer with a chick.

The woods had several doves (mourning, inca), cardinals, mockingbirds (including a spotted juvie) and surprisingly a Catbird. This is latest I have seen one, but the checklist shows them as occasional birds all summer. They don't breed here.

I didn't see or hear any woodpeckers or the resident Blue Jays.

(c) 2011 David McDonald

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