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birds at Mason Farm, Chapel Hill, NC
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- Subject: birds at Mason Farm, Chapel Hill, NC
- From: Elisa Enders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 14:06:30 -500
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I went out to Mason Farm this morning (Sunday) from 7:30 to about 11:30. I suppose the most notable bird would be a Blue-winged Warbler. To get to where I saw the bird, one could go left at the point where the main path, from the parking lot, splits into a "V" after the kiosk. The path eventually turns right, passes a large field on the left and a hedgerow on the right. After this, the path enters a wooded area, with trees on both sides. About 100 feet further down the path is where I came across the Blue-winged Warbler. It was singing occasionally and sometimes chasing a Black and White Warbler and White-eyed Vireo. The bird preferred to stay on the left side of the path, in the younger trees. This could be the same bird seen earlier by Mr. Pippen. On the right side of the main path, after going right at the "V", I thought I heard another Blue-winged Warbler. Unfortunately, I did not get to see this bird (only heard), and it stopped singing.
Unusual was that I did not see or hear any Red-headed Woodpeckers. I heard only 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- feels like it was only yesterday when there were many at Mason Farm.
Some other birds were:
Great Blue Heron
Rufous-sided (Eastern) Towhee
student, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC