rachelbirder (rachelbirder) wrote,
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Eagles, warblers, kinglets, etc.

It finally stopped raining so we camped under the stars Saturday night in the screen tent (about 30 degrees) and went birding at the Minor Clark Fish Hatchery. We arrived just in time to see a juvenile Bald Eagle stoop onto a fish. It ate it on the bank of the pond, but when it noticed us it flapped into a tree

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before heading back for a second helping

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where it joined its parents

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and a sibling

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A flock of Hooded Mergansers was swimming up the Licking River lagoon

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but when they noticed me sneaking around in the bushes they took off

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Other birds, like this male Prairie Warbler, ignored me

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so I sat on the bank of the lagoon and watched the birds feeding through the underbrush

male Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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sporting his red crown

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female Yellow-throated Warbler

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male Red-winged Blackbird

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I looked over at the fish breeding ponds and was surprised to see a flock of Turkey Vultures just hanging out

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I sat by a creek in the woods and found myself surrounded by a flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers

male Yellow-rump

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The resident Louisiana Waterthrush did a fly-by to give me a piece of his mind

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As we left, the juvenile and its parents were still fishing from the ponds

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