Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CMBO Villas WMA walk- 8/17/08

 CMBO Associate Naturalist, Steve Weis sends word of the seasons first CMBO Villas WMA walk.  If you have never birded the Villas WMA you definitely should! 

Location: Villas WMA
Observation date: 8/17/08
Notes: This is the list for the CMBO weekly walk at Villas WMA, led by Steve Weis, Virginia Rettig and Janet Crawford. The highlight of the day was an epic battle between a Cooper's Hawk and 11 American Crows, staged at a tree top of the Hawk's choosing which was invaded by the Crows, which the Hawk then won decisively by systematically driving the Crows away, one by one, a truly heroic effort. If there is a Congressional Medal of Honor for birds, it truly belongs to this brave, determined Cooper's Hawk!
Number of species: 33
Mallard 10
Cooper's Hawk 2
Laughing Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird X
Blue Jay X
American Crow 20
Purple Martin 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
Red-breasted Nuthatch X
White-breasted Nuthatch X
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Yellow Warbler X
Black-and-white Warbler X
American Redstart X
Northern Waterthrush X
Chipping Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Finch X
American Goldfinch X
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2

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