It was fairly overcast and a bit chilly, but I hadn't done a good bird survey here in Old Trail for a couple of weeks, so I hiked 3.5 miles in a little less than 3 hours, and ended up with 31 avian species. Today's list did not include another 15 avian species that I often see here during the winter months. Highlights included two Eastern Phoebes, perhaps signaling that spring is just around the corner. I've also been lucky this winter with cooperative Winter Wrens, and this morning was lucky as well. The female Common Merganser is still in the golf course pond, and has been there every time I have gone by since I first saw it on December 2, 2019. I saw both resident adult Red-shouldered Hawks.
Canada Goose and Common Merganser
Female and male Eastern Bluebirds
While I hiking on the path through the wetlands in Western Park, I saw this weird looking greenish egg shaped feature with a tail-like feature coming from it. I turned over the egg shape and saw that these two features were not connected, but have no idea what they are. If anyone knows, please let me know.
Today's avian list:
Winter avian species often seen here, but not seen today:
Great Blue Heron
Pileated Woodpecker, perhaps heard today
Chipping Sparrow, at my feeder yesterday
White-crowned Sparrow, perhaps heard today