April 14th Bird Walk at Shaver’s Creek

A rather cold and misty start to the day, but it provided a nice contrast to last week’s warm and clear weather. Highlights for our group of 17 included a pair of fox sparrows, gobbling wild turkeys, and plenty of ruby-crowned kinglets to keep us company. We also observed a pair of bluebirds carrying nesting material to a new box just off the boardwalk trail (special thanks to Mark Garner for building and placing nest boxes around the center).

Location: Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Observation date: 4/14/10
Number of species: 30

Wild Turkey     2
Mourning Dove     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     1
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     2
Eastern Phoebe     1
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     2
Black-capped Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Brown Creeper     1
Carolina Wren     2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     5
Eastern Bluebird     2
American Robin     10
Brown Thrasher     1
Louisiana Waterthrush     1
Eastern Towhee     3
Chipping Sparrow     4
Fox Sparrow (Red)     2
Song Sparrow     3
Swamp Sparrow     1
White-throated Sparrow     3
Dark-eyed Junco     1
Northern Cardinal     3
Brown-headed Cowbird     4
Purple Finch     2
American Goldfinch     8

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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