Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 4, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Janet Crawford

Temp: 50° F

Winds: SW 0-5mph

Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy

This morning’s first-of-season walk at the CHC WMA was full of bird song with the ringing tones of American Robins, Northern Cardinals, Northern Flickers and Field Sparrows filling the air. At least three Common Loons flew over and we had long views of Yellow-breasted Sapsuckers as they worked some of the large trunks. An Osprey was back fishing in the large pond and a single Laughing Gull flew over.

36 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 8
Mallard 9
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 1
Herring Gull (American) 1
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Common Loon 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
Fish Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
Tree Swallow 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 9
European Starling 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
American Robin 7
Field Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Northern Cardinal 7