Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August Birding

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

I walked the Pheasant Branch creek corridor for a few hours this morning looking for early migrant songbirds (southbound warblers). Though I didn't even find a single Common Yellowthroat, most of the other typical summer resident birds were present. Notably absent were the Carolina Wrens. They do this to me all the time. Just when I begin to worry they've abandoned the creek corridor, one will perch in the open on a nearby branch, singing its heart out. It shouldn't be much longer and the warbler storm will be underway!

Location: Pheasant Branch
Observation date: 8/11/09
Number of species: 27

Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

© 2009 Mike McDowell

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