Friday, April 18, 2008

Birds of Peaslee WMA - Goshawk, 8 warbler species

Janet Crawford sent in the following note regarding Wednesday morning's walk at Peaslee WMA:

"We had a nice variety of birds today, with 8 species of warblers. Highlights include great looks at a Northern Parula, an Immature Bald Eagle perched at the edge of Tarkiln Pond, a Northern Goshawk, a Great Horned Owl calling, lots of Chipping Sparrows and good looks at a singing Brown Thrasher. We saw 4 species of butterflies: Henry's Elfin, Juvenal's Duskywing, Spring Azure, and Orange Sulphur."

This walk will meet on Wednesdays through the rest of the month, at 7:30am in the parking lot of the Belleplain State Forest Field Office, located off of Route 550 in Woodbine. The group will then car caravan to the WMA from Belleplain.

Location: Tarkiln Pond/ Peaslee WMA
Observation date: 4/16/08
Number of species: 39
Canada Goose 6
American Black Duck 7
Ring-necked Duck 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 8
Palm Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 18
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

Location: Rt.49 and Dam Road, Peaslee
Number of species: 7
Double-crested Cormorant 2

Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Northern Parula 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Location: Belleplain SF - Headquarters
Number of species: 13
Mourning Dove 2

Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 3
Ovenbird 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 1

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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