Above par birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA – May 7, 2023

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

Temp: 60°F

Winds:  W 9 mph

Weather Conditions: mostly sunny.

Cox Hall Creek WMA was the place to be this morning! After we saw and listened to the Kentucky Warbler for a few minutes, we continued down the path into the wet woods. The Prothonotary Warbler was singing loudly and continuously and eventually came into good view. Male and female Black-throated Blue Warblers were foraging in a low tree, a relief since everything else was high up, causing complaints to start about warbler-neck. A Warbling Vireo was doing its unmistakable warbling and an Indigo Bunting graced us with scope views. This was the kind of morning we all waited for!

30 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 3
Mallard 3
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Laughing Gull 13
Herring Gull (American) 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 6
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
White-eyed Vireo 5
White-eyed Vireo - Roger Horn

White-eyed Vireo photo by Roger Horn

Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Fish Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 8
Tree Swallow 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 6
European Starling 6
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 1
House Sparrow 3
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 1
Field Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 10
Ovenbird 5
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler - Roger Horn

Prothonotary Warbler photo by Roger Horn

Prothonotary Warbler - Roger Horn

Prothonotary Warbler photo by Roger Horn

Kentucky Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2