Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, April 9th, 2017

It looked, felt and sounded like Spring today at Cox Hall Creek. While the Pine Warblers that breed there were not very cooperative, the Palm Warblers made up for it, especially the one that posed for a couple of minutes, singing while we watched him in the scopes. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have really come in and were seen in several locations throughout the walk; Laughing Gulls, too, are back in full-force. A small number of Chipping Sparrows typically make it through the winter at CHC WMA but today we heard them in higher numbers, trilling from the treetops.  Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford, Cindy Bamford, Karen Thompson, and Bill Boyle.
39 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  4
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Killdeer  1
Laughing Gull  3
Herring Gull (American)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  5
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
American Robin  11
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  2
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  4
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Chipping Sparrow  11
Field Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  4
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  9
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  2

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Chipping Sparrow [Photo by Roger Horn]