Birding at Deer Park Prairie on May 24, 2014, led by Damien Carey

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Birding at Deer Park Prairie on May 24, 2014, led by Damien Carey

Damien Carey led a wonderful bird tour on May 24, 2014 at Deer Park Prairie. He explained the relationship of the birds and the prairie. At the beginning of the tour we saw a white-tailed kite – parent and offspring and he explained how the parent bird was trying to keep the offspring in the air. Some of the other birds seen were:
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Killdeer
Laughing Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
large falcon sp.
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow
The wildflowers were also in bloom.
Thanks to Debbie Copeland Luhn for sending this photo. Attendees, please send me more photos for posting.