Carden Alvar Nature Board by Bob BowlesMay 31 2007 at Carden

Jay Peterson and I birded the Carden area today and observed most of the usual suspects. Among the 92 species, highlights were:

Loggerhead Shrikes (3).

Upland Sandpipers (9).

Wilson’s Snipe (5), American Woodcock.

Osprey (9).

E. Bluebirds, E. Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Orioles.

Green Heron, Blue-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Common Loons, Belted Kingfisher.

Ovenbirds, Northern Waterthrushes, Nashville, Yellow, Black-and-white and Chestnut-sided Warblers, American Redstarts, Common Yellowthroats,

Black-throated Green Warblers and a surprise Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Golden-winged Warblers (6) – one with a Blue-winged song.

Winter, House, Marsh and Sedge Wrens, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

Black-billed Cuckoo, Wild Turkeys,

Virginia Rails, Sora, Common Moorhen.

Grasshopper (lots), Vesper, Clay-colored, Savannah, Swamp, Field, Chipping, White-throated, Song and House Sparrows. E. Towhees.

Cedar Waxwings, Brown Thrashers (lots).

Seven species of Flycatchers.

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