Sunday, July 13, 2014

North Point State Park

This was a beginner bird walk to especially view herons and egrets.  We weren't disappointed - juvenile and adult Little Blue Herons were on both sides of Black Marsh Trail. 

This was also a good day for dragonflies.
The jetty was closed for renovation.  To the left is a small public beach.  The visitor's center is open until Labor Day and has information on the history of the park and its role in the War of 1812.
Complete bird list:

Double-crested Cormorant  14
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  10    
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Herring Gull  8
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  6
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
American Goldfinch  2


Patterson Park Friday Bird Walk -- July 11

A recently fledged Red-winged Blackbird
Spotting turtles
The Boat Lake
One of several recently fledged Mockingbirds

List of birds seen:
Mallard  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  16
Northern Flicker  5
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  3
Barn Swallow  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  8
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  X
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2

Bird Walk at Robert E. Lee Park - July 6, 2014

Here is a list of the birds seen or heard on this walk. (H) means it was only heard. 35 species total. Let me know if I missed anything. Thanks to everyone who came along. Hope to see you all on future trips. 

Green Heron
Red-shouldered Hawk (H)
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (H)
Pileated Woodpecker (H)
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher (H)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo (H)
Warbling Vireo (H)
Red-eyed Vireo (H)
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (H)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (H)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Hugh Simmons