Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bird Nerd Adventures

I'll start this new post segment by revisiting my last birding trip.  This trip was a last minute one planned because of a discussion about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker colony that has been established in a southern section of the Talladega National Forest.  In order to have the best possibility of sighting these endangered birds, we met at 4:15am to take an hour ride to the area where the birds were.  It was an absolutely beautiful country drive in the fog and early morning light. 
(photos courtesy of my wonderful husband) 

Bird List for the day: (S=saw, H=heard)

Red-cockaded Woodpecker - S
Indigo Bunting - S,H
Eastern Wood Pewee - S,H
Eastern Bluebird - S,H
American Robin - S,H
Summer Tanager (female) - S,H
Pine Warbler - S,H
American Goldfinch - S,H
American Kestrel - S,H
Red-eyed Vireo - S,H
White-eyed Vireo - S,H
Blue-headed Vireo - S
Scarlet Tanager (male) - S,H
Carolina Chickadee - S,H
Tufted Titmouse - S,H
Northern Cardinal - S,H
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - S,H
Black-throated Green Warbler - S
Black-and-White Warbler - S
Brown-headed Nuthatch - S,H
Northern Flicker - S,H
Downy Woodpecker - S,H
Prairie Warbler - H
Blue Grosbeak - H

Definately one of the best birding trips I've been on since joining the Birmingham Audubon Society.  I highly recommend you join your local Audubon Society and get out and enjoy nature!

The Owl

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