[Tweeters] DesMoines Birding
linusq at worldnet.att.net
Fri Apr 22 20:38:16 PDT 2005
What a nice day for a walk w/ the dog. 72 degrees as I left the house about
10:40 and walked the neighborhood, into DesMoines Creek Park, and on up to
18th where there are some fields and alder woods. Several Orange-crowned
Warblers were singing in the fields w/ the blackberry thickets.
Black-throated Gray Warblers were singing in the alders. Up on a
little-used street-trail, two Hutton's Vireos were gathering nest materials
from the road under some blackberries. One sang its repetitive vreet,
vreet, vreet for a brief time, and one gave it's whiny scold. I thought I
heard them call as they flitted about, and it sounded like "ftt" to me.
There were several Ruby-crowned Kinglets singing nearby. I wonder when the
Ruby Crowns leave for the mountains? A Black-throated Gray was singing its
buzzy song loudly in the alders. The warblers were very hard to see, but I
did manage to see one briefly. A Band-tailed Pigeon flew through the woods.
Farther along on 18th, a Rufous Hummingbird buzzed me and actually hit my
hat! Spotted Towhees were on the tops of bushes calling and singing. Gold
Finches were singing. It was a great walk through the woods and fields.
Yours, Carol Schulz
linusq at att.net
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