Vastly different weather than yesterday. The weatherman said sunny, but we mostly got clouds and wind, which may have kept the bird population down.
There weren’t nearly as many small birds as yesterday, and no waterfowl to speak of.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Cooper’s Hawk at Terrapin Nature Park
We had another near perfect morning, even though it was somewhat breezy with occasional clouds. I got to Terrapin early, and noticed lots of small birds right away. I walked the beach path, then spent most of my time in the marsh ponds and the adjacent field, which was accommodating hundreds of sparrows, juncos and kinglets. I was anticipating the arrival of a hawk to this potential feast, and he showed up.
A wonderful day.
Savannah Sparrow at Sands Road Park
Song Sparrow at Jonas Green Park
White Breasted Nuthatch at Sands Road Park
Northern Flicker at Sands Road Park
Nashville Warbler at Sands Road Park
Perfect weather and perfect birding today. It’s sparrow season, and Sands Road is good habitat, so I got there about dawn, and the activity was almost non-stop. I walked about a quarter way around the big field, and spent the last hour looking for migrant sparrows. The warbler was unexpected, and the local Harrier put on a show as well.