Friday, March 9, 2007

Spring!? (5)

I saw my first Osprey of the year at Schoolhouse Pond, a small but very productive area in Prince George's County, right outside Washington, DC. My bird list for the pond and trail around it runs to 85 species, including waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and passerines.

The Osprey, which presumably had recently completed a long journey from South America, was flying over the pond in search of a fish for breakfast.

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On a more national note, the American Birding Association's E-Bulletin reports that a Loggerhead Kingbird has been seen in Key West, Florida. If confirmed, it would be the first solid record of the species in the ABA area... According to ABA, earlier records of the species here are no longer accepted...

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