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Weekly Report - 2016-12-02

December 2, 2016

This Friday morning’s weekly walk yielded decent and expected bird activity. Although the sun was blazing this morning, the consistent wind brought temperatures down to a brisk 44 degrees! The usual Dark-eyed Juncos were seen and heard feeding around the white pines near the cafeteria entrance. Also, presumably the same Northern Mockingbird has been observed four walks in a row in the same bush behind the American Basswood tree on the main trail. Today, the Northern Mockingbird was chasing a male Northern Cardinal off its perch. Strange to see a bird act so territorial in winter! Finally, I thought I heard a Red-tailed Hawk perform its traditional screaming sound, but it turns out it was a Blue Jay doing an excellent imitation.

The checklist and eBird link to today’s walk can be viewed below:

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32817937

Bethel Springs E.S.--Nature Trail

Dec 2, 2016

7:36 AM

Traveling

0.50 miles

18 Minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments: Cold, windy morning with decent activity.

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.0 Build 107

 

0 Red-tailed Hawk -- Thought it was a RTHA, turns out it was a Blue Jay doing an imitation!

3 Blue Jay

2 American Crow

2 Carolina Chickadee

4 American Robin

2 Northern Mockingbird

5 European Starling

12 Dark-eyed Junco

2 White-throated Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

2 Northern Cardinal

2 House Finch

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