Trail full of birds

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There were a few tiny birds at Honeymoon Island Park at the end of January. Tons of yellow rumped warblers and the last one is an eastern towhee.

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The parking lot was full of yellow rumped warblers. They thought the cars were something to play on.

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A very young bald eagle flew by as I headed out on the trail.

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I always see kestrels in the winter here.

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The trail was full of osprey. They were eating, preening and doing a few other things. That last one I took directly in the sun but it was too funny not to post.

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I found a headless osprey in a tree.

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Oh wait, he was just turned around.

All of the usuals at Honeymoon Island State Park.

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Little birds at Chesnut Park

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White eyed vireo hiding deep in the bushes.

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I was told by another birder at the park that this is a female common yellowthroat.

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Same bird as above. She was hiding in the reeds. Or, could it be a 1st year male?

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This is the first black and white warbler I’ve seen this fall.

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Yellow rumped warblers are everywhere now.

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Titmouse singing up a storm.

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They came down from high up in the trees to see if I had bird seed to give them. After a few minutes they went back up.

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All of the coots are back for the winter.

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You never know what you’ll find looking down at you when you look high up in the trees.

This was one of the first cool weekends we had this fall. In mid-December we finally had a high of 70 degrees. It started out breezy in the morning but when the sun came up high it warmed up fast. Chesnut Park had a few little birds flying around. Nothing unusual though. It’s always fun to see the little titmice come down looking for a handout. They are so cute.

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