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Queen Elizabeth Park - May 15 2013

Posted by birder on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
For the fourth day in a row, I returned to Queen Elizabeth Park to do some birding today.

I started my walk at the main duck pond. The usual things seemed to be around, Mallards, a Gadwall, Canadian Geese, crows, pigeons, etc. I was just about to move on when I saw some movement on the other side of the pond. It was a Spotted Sandpiper, and the first time I had seen a shorebird at Queen Elizabeth Park! Here is a photo of the bird:

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After watching the sandpiper for a while, I walked some more. Many Western Wood-pewee were around, and I took some photos of them:

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Not long after I took that photo of the pewee, I got my lens on a Warbling Vireo, the first one I have seen this season (though I have heard them previously this season):

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I now heard some Western Tanagers singing. The day before I had seen about 10 birds in a tree, so I went to the same tree where I was pretty sure the singing was coming from. I was correct! It wasn't long before the birds came down lower than they had been the day before. I took some photos:

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I walked some more and stopped at a tree that has a Cooper's Hawk nest in it. One bird flew in, providing some pictures:

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Like the past few days in the park, there were many warblers around today. I mainly focused on photographing the Townsend's Warblers:

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Later on I saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher, and it was soon joined by two Western Wood-pewees. One of the pewees sat close to the Olive-sided Flycatcher. I took some photos. In this photo the Olive-sided Flycatcher is on the bottom, and the Western Wood-pewee is on the top. Note the size difference.

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It had been another great day of birding at Queen Elizabeth Park.



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