Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 16, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom, Barry Hershfeld

Temp: 55°F

Winds: SE 8 mph

Weather Conditions: partly cloudy

Resident species were in full-throated song at CHC WMA this morning. Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Tufted Titmouse and Fish Crow were really belting it out in the warm spring sun. Migrants included Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Purple Martin, Osprey and Pine Warbler. Turtles are on the move there, too, and both a Box Turtle and a Red Slider crossed our path with lots more turtles in the big back pond.

40 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 7
Mallard 6
Mourning Dove 4
Killdeer 1
Laughing Gull 8
Herring Gull (American) 11
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 22
Osprey (carolinensis) 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 10
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 9
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 6
European Starling 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 8
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Northern Cardinal 15