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Weekly Report - 2017-03-24 - New Mammal for the Trail!

March 27, 2017

Today's walk was the first walk of the spring season! Although last week's walk featured a trail caked in ice and snow, the bird activity was mostly the same.

 

I observed lots of American Robins, Carolina Chickadees, and Mourning Doves. Also, quite a few White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos were heard singing! Their songs are an encouraging sign that spring has arrived, but soon these species will leave us and head northern breeding grounds since they only visit us in winter. I was surprised I didn't have any Eastern Phoebe on the trail since many have arrived in migration already! Who knows, maybe next Friday?

 

The most unique find this morning was the evidence of a new mammal on the trail. As I walked past the trailhead, I observed horse tracks frozen into the mud! Obviously not a wild animal, but still a notable observation!

 

eBird Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35388131

Bethel Springs E.S.--Nature Trail

Mar 24, 2017

7:38 AM

Traveling

0.25 miles

16 Minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments: Cool morning with frozen ground. Lots of birds singing!

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

 

5 Mourning Dove

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

4 American Crow

5 Carolina Chickadee

3 Tufted Titmouse

2 Carolina Wren

8 American Robin

1 Brown Thrasher

1 Northern Mockingbird

2 European Starling

2 Dark-eyed Junco

3 White-throated Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

2 Northern Cardinal

3 Brown-headed Cowbird

1 House Finch

 

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