Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, November 10th, 2013

The winter blackbird flocks are back at Cox Hall Creek WMA and among the mix once again are Rusty Blackbirds; several sat up in bare branches, providing good views of both males and females. Their fresh feathers with the light-gilded edges that will wear off, giving way to their spring breeding plumage, could be seen well in the group's scopes. Lots of sparrows - including two first-of-season Fox Sparrows - bluebirds, towhees and, of course, yellow-rumps, can be seen throughout the property. Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, Cindy Bamford, Carrie Bell & Joe Demko.
43 species

Canada Goose  13    heard
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Herring Gull  5
Mourning Dove  14
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1    heard
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  9
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  22
American Crow  7
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  7
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
Eastern Bluebird  23
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  90
Gray Catbird  2    heard
Brown Thrasher  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  18
Yellow-rumped Warbler  60
Eastern Towhee  7
Chipping Sparrow  7
Field Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow  2  
White-throated Sparrow  15
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Rusty Blackbird  13
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  21

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Rusty Blackbird [Photo by Roger Horn]

Eastern Bluebird [Photo by Roger Horn]