Sunday, February 28, 2010

End of winter birding

To celebrate the 90th and final day of meteorological winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.), we took a slushy walk around parts of Five Rivers EEC today. Highlights were Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet along the snow-covered boardwalk by Beaver Pond; a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a big pine tree along Game Farm Rd.; Cedar Waxwing in the old orchard at the end of the parking lot; and a lone Canada Goose who flew over several times searching in vain for open water.

Location: Five Rivers
Observation date: 2/28/10
Number of species: 20

Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 30
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 50
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 8
White-throated Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
American Goldfinch 2

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