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Belleplain Hotspots – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock

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46 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  12

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  6

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  62

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  78

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  1

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  5

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  6

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  3

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  7    Historical common nester on man-made structures everywhere in BPSF; observed by most of party

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  12

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1

Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  3

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  5

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  12

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  2

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  9

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  4

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  3

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  2

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  7

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  18

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  12

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  2

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  7

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  12

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)  2

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  4

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)  7

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8

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