Friday, December 3, 2010

Durand Eastman Park • Zoo Road • December 3

It was cold and cloudy with occasional flurries over the noon hour along Zoo Road in Durand Eastman Park today. Still, it was a fairly birdy walk. Robins and waxwings were in large abundance as they feed and rested in the fruit trees along the road. A few members of the other usual species in this area were around, too. I walked down to the overlook pinetum to search for red-breasted nuthatches, but didn't find any. Turning around at that point, I examined the waxwings along the way, looking for something other than a cedar, but found no Bohemians. So, it was mostly a nice break from work! :-)

American robin among crabapples

American robin

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing all fluffed up in preparation for preening

Red-bellied woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpecker

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Location:     Durand-Eastman Park--Zoo Road
Observation date:     12/3/10
Number of species:     10

Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Blue Jay     6
Black-capped Chickadee     7
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
American Robin     25
European Starling     1
Cedar Waxwing     25
Northern Cardinal     2
American Goldfinch     2

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