Friday, April 30, 2010

March / April Birding Journal Observations

An extended winter weather season pushed back the arrival of some of the anticipated neotropical migratory songbirds, but they are almost all here now. While most of these sightings occur in western Colleton County, similar sightings are occurring across the Lowcountry outdoors. Birds observed include: red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, goldfinch, yellow-bellied sapsucker, pileated woodpecker, cardinal, yellow-rumped warbler, chipping sparrow, carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, pine warbler, carolina wren, bluebird, mockingbird, white-throated sparrow, swallow-tailed kite, blue jay, brown-headed cowbird, cedar waxwing and dove. The last week in April brought a bevy of birds to Snipe Hill including bobolinks, blue grosbeak, summer tanager, kingbird, white-breasted nuthatch, yellow-billed cuckoo, scarlet tanager, painted bunting, hooded warbler and ruby-throated hummingbird.

To view the Jan.-Feb. '10 birding blog entry click here.

PhotoByJulianClark: By far the largest bird 'sighted' on April 28 was the Eastern Wild Turkey!

To view past Birding Journal Observations from March / April click 20142013, 2012, 2011, or 2009.

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