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Pfeiffer Nature Center Part 2

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Eastern Kingbird

By: Pat Coate

Had a nice hike around the Eshelman Tract at Pfeiffer Nature Center. It offers several miles of well-marked trails through a variety of habitat. The Bullhead Pond Trail and creek area were full of activity including loud, croaking bullfrogs, great blue heron, chestnut-sided warblers, eastern phoebes, and the eastern kingbird shown above.

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Eastern Kingbird

While in the neighborhood, I also stopped off at Sprague’s Maple Farms restaurant to check out the trumpeter swans at their pond (captive). They are nice-looking birds and it was good to be able to spend some time looking at field marks including:
• No yellow spot in front of the eye like most tundra swans
• V-shape on forehead behind the bill (tundra swan is straight across)

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One response

  1. Lynda

    Beautiful shots of the swans! Looks like you can get a little closer to them than on Pope’s Creek.

    17 June 2010 at 10:03 pm

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