Scoping the Valley for the Christmas Count

One of five Hermit Thrush I saw this morning.  We also know of several others in the valley and it should make for a good count of this species on the CBC.

One of five Hermit Thrush I saw this morning. We also know of several others in the valley and it should make for a good count of this species on the CBC.

I searched the valley this morning from Westbrookville to McDonald Road. Having not been out in the area for the last ten days due to the deep freeze and then a couple of days of fog, I wanted to see what was still around. Things were about the same as my last tour. Half Hardies continue to dominate and should help make for a good count. This morning, among the 32 species found, were the following highlights:

Red-shouldered Hawks 3
Carolina Wren 5
Winter Wren 2
American Robin 2
Hermit Thrush 5
Bluebirds 16
Golden-crowned Kinglets 5
Northern Mockingbirds 2

Plus all the usual suspects added up to a nice morning.

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2 Responses to Scoping the Valley for the Christmas Count

  1. kate hyden says:

    What no partridge in a pear tree?? A very Merry Christmas filled with wonder and lots of new birds!

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