Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 26, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford

Temp: 65° F

Winds:  N 15-20 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

Walking down the trail at CHC WMA this morning, we encountered one flock after another of feeding songbirds.  Palm and Black-and- white Warblers, Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Pine Warblers, birds were hungry and on the move. Some, like one of the Palm Warblers, were so busy feeding that they seemed not to notice our presence.

40 species

Mourning Dove9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2
Laughing Gull1
Green Heron1
Turkey Vulture1
Osprey (carolinensis)3
Sharp-shinned Hawk1
Cooper’s Hawk1
Bald Eagle1
Red-bellied Woodpecker3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)4
Eastern Phoebe1
Red-eyed Vireo2
Blue Jay6
American Crow8
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee2
Tufted Titmouse1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet3
White-breasted Nuthatch2
Carolina Wren (Northern)7
European Starling1
Gray Catbird2
American Robin1
Cedar Waxwing20
Baltimore Oriole3
Common Grackle1
Black-and-white Warbler4
Common Yellowthroat2
American Redstart2
Northern Parula4
Blackpoll Warbler2
Palm Warbler (Western)4
Pine Warbler3
Black-throated Green Warbler1
Northern Cardinal5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak1
Indigo Bunting1


Palm Warbler photo by Kathy Horn


Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo by Kathy Horn

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