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  As expected the incoming cold front made bird activity at Castlewood SP 
drop off alot from what it was 26 hours ago.
  With the temp at 39 degrees bird song was hard to come by but there were a 
few  birds voocalizing.  A few n-parulas were still singing loud and clear! 
Worm-eating warblers would vocalize briefly now and then.A red-eye and 
blue-headed vireo sang.parts of their song. L-waterthrush and a hardy n-waterthrush 
sang within a 100 feet of each other behind the park office
  There was a black-throated green warbler feeding on the ground near the 
office which was very cool.Also had low feeding black and white and chestnut 
sided warblers
  Highlight of the morning were 2 BARRED OWLS calling to each other up the 
Grotpeter trail.Could see one bird near the top of the draw and the othere was 
down near the creek.
  Have noticed alot of tent catapillar nests.More so than in years past at 
this time.Am hoping it will mean a good year for many of the birds that feed on 
them in particular cuckoos.Have also noticed what seems to be an increase in 
various woodland moth species.Prime food for whipporwills.I know the temps are 
supposed to drop below freezing tonight with frost expected.Hope it doesnt do 
too much damge to the emerging insect and plant species many of the migrants 
depend on for food.
-Mike Brady

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