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

Canada Goose8
Mourning Dove3
Chimney Swift1
Herring Gull (American)1
Great Black-backed Gull1
Common Loon3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)6
Turkey Vulture1
Osprey (carolinensis)1
Cooper’s Hawk1
Red-tailed Hawk1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker2
Red-bellied Woodpecker1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)3
Eastern Phoebe1
Blue Jay5
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee3
Tufted Titmouse4
Tree Swallow2
Red-breasted Nuthatch1
Carolina Wren (Northern)9
European Starling3
Brown Thrasher1
Northern Mockingbird2
American Robin7
Field Sparrow4
White-throated Sparrow6
Song Sparrow1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)12
Brown-headed Cowbird7
Common Grackle2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)2
Northern Cardinal7
New Jersey Audubon