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moorhens can't stop laughing because i keep forgetting and calling them gallinules

2003-03-22 - 1:57 p.m.

BF got home early from his business trip yesterday and finished the hallway floor. Yay for the new hallway floor. It is a beautiful warm oak Pergo instead of a landlord/low bid government beige carpet. I often wonder how anyone who has ever been a tenant at any point in her life can tolerate carpet.

We had dinner at Cappita -- some kind of peppercorn-crusted salmon steak for him, a salmon salad on mixed greens for me. Very good, very healthy.

I couldn't make myself get out of bed early today, but we did a little birding between 9:30 and 11 A.M. at Fontainebleau State Park before hitting the Mandeville Farmer's Market to graze and pick up some oyster mushrooms, fresh shrimp, and Creole tomatoes. Italicized birds were seen outside the park. The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird was seen in my own backyard. Beautiful males are still migrating through.

The song of the marsh today was laughter -- the taunting laughter of the Moorhens, the more affable laughter of the Laughing Gulls.

We saw a number of migrating Monarch Butterflies enjoying the sunny day. A trio seemed to be chasing each other like schoolchildren.

  1. Common Loon
  2. Pied-Billed Grebe
  3. Brown Pelican
  4. Double-Crested Cormorant
  5. Blue-winged Teal
  6. Bufflehead
  7. Common Moorhen
  8. Killdeer
  9. Laughing Gull
  10. Mourning Dove
  11. Rock Dove
  12. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  13. Pileated Woodpecker
  14. Tree Swallow
  15. Rough-Winged Swallow
  16. Fish Crow
  17. Carolina Chickadee -- heard only
  18. Northern Mockingbird
  19. European Starling
  20. Loggerhead Shrike
  21. Yellow-Rumped "Myrtle" Warbler
  22. Northern Cardinal
  23. Red-Winged Blackbird
The weather was sunny and mild, with a breeze.


One Carolina Chickadee (I'm presuming the male) is bringing food and feeding the other Carolina Chickadee (presumably the female) in the blue birdhouse. I wonder if they have eggs yet.

moments later

Woo-hoo. Yes, it is a spring. A female Blue Grosbeak just stopped by. Last year a male migrated through the yard, and he was a real showstopper. The female sat on my suet feeder a few minutes but didn't show any interest in taking the suet. Perhaps she is traveling on to someone who has a seed feeder.

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