Merry Christmas to all,
Jeff Loughman, my mother and myself were able to get permission to go out to Camp Berry on Christmas eve morning. Overcast; the sun never showed itself. Consequently all activity seemed located to just a couple areas. Still, worth going out. Some highlights
Wild Turkey 3- Plus many, many tracks.
Tufted Titmouse 15- Not rare, but they seemed to be everywhere. Often they were the ONLY bird calling.
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 3- Feeding on poison ivy berries
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4- Ditto
Lapland Longspur 1- Actually in fields NNW of Camp Berry
White-winged Crosbill 1- Heard him calling. Threw us for a while.
Pine Siskin 44- Probably a low number. We were watching some white-throats and white-crowneds near a little open water when a mass of siskins dropped from the sky. Fun to watch; they always seem to be quarreling with each other.
- ▼ 2010 (15)