Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 21, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn

Temp: 68°F

Winds: ENE 6 mph

Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy

Birds are pretty quiet at this end-of-summer season; many of them are still here, just not calling much, making them harder to find. Baltimore Oriole, Green Heron, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Eastern Kingbird were among the migrants we saw this morning. Blue Grosbeak and Eastern Wood Pewee are breeding birds at CHC and both provided good views today.

41 species

Species Count
Mallard 12
Mallard - Roger Horn

Mallard photo by Roger Horn

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 8
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 9
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Green Heron 2
Green Heron - Kathleen Horn

Green Heron photo by Kathy Horn

Green Heron - Roger Horn

Green Heron photo by Roger Horn

Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 3
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Carolina Wren 8
Gray Catbird 12
Northern Mockingbird 5
American Robin 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 3
Field Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
Common Grackle 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 3