Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 18, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld

Temp: 68°F

Winds: SW 10 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

Young Osprey are still around in good numbers, and we had four fishing over the big pond at CHC WMA this morning. Ruby-crowned Kinglets are starting to show up on migration and Red-breasted Nuthatches are being seen and heard daily; we had a small flock of four feeding in the pines overhead. We also saw increased numbers of Blue Jays and Northern Flickers.

31 species

Species Count
Mallard 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 5
Laughing Gull 2
Herring Gull 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 8
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 15
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 9
Gray Catbird 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 4
American Goldfinch 10
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 9
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Blue Grosbeak 1