Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 2, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom

Temp: 44°F

Winds: NW 27 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

Birds were seeking shelter out of the wind this morning. A Belted Kingfisher came off the edge of a small pond. A first-of-season Blue- gray Gnatcatcher was foraging with a Golden-crowned Kinglet along a sunny edge and couple of Rusty Blackbirds landed briefly overhead, giving their characteristic rusty hinge call.

29 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 8
Mallard 7
Mourning Dove 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Carolina Wren 8
American Robin 8
House Finch 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 3
Rusty Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 2
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Northern Cardinal 4