Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 20:53:25 -0800
Reply-To: Johnny McMahan <epinskcaj@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Johnny McMahan <epinskcaj@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Monday, 9 Jan 06--Oxbow Meadows: Two Vireo Species in One Day
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Hey fellow birders,
I managed to squeeze a little Oxbow birding time Monday morning at 8:00 on the "Trail of Measurements"...lots of passerine activity, including sparrows, chickadees, titmice; also woodpeckers (a Downy and two Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers: a male at the Trail, and a female in a willow near the bike path leading back to the parking lot); Yellow-rumps and yes, Rusty Blackbirds abounded; also pulled in a few cormorants (guess which species), an Anhinga, a couple of Great Egrets, and also saw a single Pied-billed Grebe.....
but the highlight of my day was the Warbling Vireo, nonchalantly foraging in the trees across the Trail from the Observation deck; and, just as I was about to leave the Meadows, a Blue-headed Vireo landed in the bare tree at the western corner of the parking lot. Now I consider one Vireo in the winter lucky for me, but two made my day!!
John F. McMahan
Columbus, Muscogee County
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