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Kent Park Bird Walk 7 3 2019  by Rick Hollis

Tree Frog

2 hours, 1.0 mile(s). Awfully hot, awfully humid.

Two best birds, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wood Thrush remained unseen.

24 species of birds: Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2, Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2     at CEC before we gathered up, Red-headed Woodpecker  4, Red-bellied Woodpecker  3, Downy Woodpecker  1, Eastern Wood-Pewee  1, Eastern Kingbird  1 , American Crow  1, Black-capped Chickadee  1, White-breasted Nuthatch  1, House Wren  1, Eastern Bluebird  1, Wood Thrush  2, American Robin  1, Gray Catbird  8, European Starling  3, Field Sparrow  2, Eastern Towhee  2, Baltimore Oriole  1, Red-winged Blackbird  6, Brown-headed Cowbird  6, Common Yellowthroat  3, Northern Cardinal  2, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2.

3 Herps: Bullfrog, one of the Gray Tree Frogs and American Toad.

Lots of flowers which I did not count.

10 Birders with Rick Hollis [leader]. Age range 5 or 6 to 70+

It was a real treat to have Naturalist Frances Owen along as she spotted things other people did not. She spotted a Monarch laying an egg. Now all of us were watching it but no one that about an egg until Frances said, did she just lay an egg, and went up to the milkweed, lifted the leaf and showed us the egg.   Shortly afterwards we found a Tree Frog in a cup plant. Also in the cup plant were a colony of reddish aphids.   As we headed towards home, Frances found a tiny American Toad. It was considerably smaller than a dime, and very dark.

Aphids w Tree Frog [opper left]

blurry Dragonfly

damp leaf

dew on plant

Tick Trefoil

more dew on plant

more dew on plant


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