Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek -August 15, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford

Temp: 72° F

Winds: NE 5 mph

Weather Conditions:  cloudy

Cox Hall Creek WMA had a nice mix of resident, breeder and migrant birds during this morning’s first-of-season walk. Eastern Wood Peewees are still singing, Ospreys are still fishing and migrating groups of Black-and-white and Yellow Warblers were gleaning insects in the trees. Among our participants were a young couple from Australia for whom all our birds were new, giving us the opportunity to see them with new eyes ourselves!

42 species

Canada Goose14
Mourning Dove6
Chimney Swift1
Spotted Sandpiper1
Laughing Gull14
Osprey (carolinensis)3
Bald Eagle1
Red-tailed Hawk1
Belted Kingfisher1
Red-bellied Woodpecker1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)1
Eastern Wood-Pewee5
Great Crested Flycatcher2
Eastern Kingbird1
White-eyed Vireo7
Warbling Vireo1
Blue Jay4
American Crow3
Carolina Chickadee7
Tufted Titmouse6
Purple Martin15
Tree Swallow2
House Wren (Northern)1
Carolina Wren (Northern)10
Gray Catbird6
American Robin8
House Sparrow1
House Finch18
American Goldfinch4
Chipping Sparrow4
Field Sparrow3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)4
Common Grackle2
Worm-eating Warbler1
Black-and-white Warbler8
American Redstart7
Yellow Warbler (Northern)4
Pine Warbler1
Northern Cardinal8
Indigo Bunting1
New Jersey Audubon