Bird Watching #3

Place: Centennial Woods pull off, wooded area with assorted trees
Weather: Sunny in the late afternoon shade, 30 degrees
Date:3/26
Time:4:45-6:15

The Centennial Woods is a place where I don't understand how people see birds there. It seems too noisy for any rare or picky birds to be around and gives off an impression it will only have some crows and geese if you're lucky.

Once I parked in a legal parking spot, because it is next to the police station, I hopped out of my car and was surprised to hear at least 5 types of different birds chirping along with each other. A couple of robins in one tree basking in the last minutes of the sun. I heard black-capped chickadees, but as I walked over I scared them out of the low trees. There was one loud gawking red-winged blackbird sitting alone in a nest-to-be. The bird was stagnant for 25 minutes and called out to a very distant, but audible other red-winged blackbirds.

The robins were distant at this point, but with my binoculars I could make out four male robins, sitting puffed out on a very tall tree above the ambulance service station. The birds all tweeted together and moved simultaneously around the tall tree branches. The four individuals chirped at each other to communicate if they see anything endangering them, or that the robins were all watching a female and trying to woo her. with their constant chirping and bouncing in the trees.

As I walked into the woods to find something else, Two flocks of European starlings chirp as they fly separately in flocks of four, and behind them are three Canada geese flying east. The birds stopped chirping the farther I walked into the woods, I guess it is because the birds were staying in the sunlight as long as possible because it was bitter cold where I turned around.

Mini Activity: The black-capped chickadees seem to be very easy to chirp to and always respond to a chirp if they hear it, or they chirp regardless. I had no luck chirping at a bird or flock when I went bird watching this time, but a couple of weeks ago I chirped to a tufted titmouse which was in an old dead birch tree in some forests behind my house. I've seen people holding titmice before, and knew that it would chirp back.

Posted by woodencabinets woodencabinets, March 27, 2019 02:12

Observations

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

woodencabinets

Date

March 25, 2019

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

woodencabinets

Date

March 25, 2019

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

woodencabinets

Date

March 25, 2019

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

woodencabinets

Date

March 25, 2019

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

woodencabinets

Date

March 25, 2019

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