|Monk Parakeet nest|
So, today I decided to take the long way home and stop by the garden in Stratford where there are quite a few good bird species. In the spring I heard many warblers migrating through and all throughout the summer Song Sparrows and Baltimore Orioles have been making their presence known. Another loud call that can be heard every time is that of the Monk Parakeet who have two nests in a large white pine tree in the middle of the parking lot.
|Monk Parakeet close-up|
I also made a quick stop at Wooster Park Pond on my way and couldn't believe how low the water has gotten. The water was filled with Lochness monster-sized carp and snapping turtles but no ducks. Many American Goldfinch flew around the pond, a few even landing on the 'island' at the northside of the pond. One sandpiper made a brief showing as it flew across the pond before disappearing up stream. I'd guess it was a Solitary Sandpiper although, I'm no good at those shorebird things. :-)