Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 10, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn

Temp: 44° F

Winds:  NW 12 mph

Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy

Northern Flickers were abundant on this morning’s Cox Hall Creek WMA walk. A moustached male worked on a potential nest cavity, with other completed holes both above and below him on the tree trunk. Flickers are important birds for other cavity nesters, such as chickadees and titmice, since the flickers unused cavities can be adopted by these birds that don’t have the ability to excavate holes.

33 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 5
Mallard 6
Mourning Dove 4
Killdeer 1
Laughing Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 2
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 9
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 7
Tree Swallow 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Carolina Wren 6
European Starling 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 24
Field Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 13
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 8
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 11
Northern Cardinal 11