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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 3, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford

Temp: 69° F

Winds:  SW 9 mph

Weather Conditions: partly cloudy

Sparrows are on the move, with White-throated, Swamp and Savannah seen this morning at Cox Hall Creek. A skein of Double-created Cormorants migrated high overhead, an adult Bald Eagle flew in low right over the parking lot at the very end of the walk and three osprey were still present, soon to leave for their long flight to South America.

41 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose12
Mallard11
Mourning Dove10
Herring Gull (American)2
Double-crested Cormorant21
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)1
Great Egret1
Turkey Vulture2
Osprey (carolinensis)3
Accipiter sp.1
Bald Eagle1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker2
Red-bellied Woodpecker4
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)11
Eastern Phoebe3
White-eyed Vireo1
Red-eyed Vireo1
Blue Jay16
American Crow9
Fish Crow30
Carolina Chickadee3
Tufted Titmouse11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Golden-crowned Kinglet1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)2
Carolina Wren (Northern)8
Gray Catbird12
Brown Thrasher5
Northern Mockingbird1
House Finch5
American Goldfinch9
White-throated Sparrow1
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)4
Swamp Sparrow3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)6
Common Grackle3
Black-and-white Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)6
Northern Parula2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)6
Northern Cardinal9
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