Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 Birding Journal Observations - March / April

Gray Catbird on April 18
The early Spring that enveloped the Lowcountry was rudely awakened by a sharp cold snap on March 14 with temps dropping down to 22-degrees overnight, killing any young and tender vegetation that had already emerged. But the neotropical migratory songbirds were not fooled, since they were no where to be found until almost a month later!

Notable initial observations include the brown-headed cowbird on March 1, red-breasted nuthatch on March 14, whip-poor-will on March 21, ruby-throated hummingbird on April 12, gray catbird on April 18, blue grosbeak on April 18, parula warbler on April 18, summer tanager on April 18, painted bunting on April 18, Indigo bunting on April 22, towhee on April 26, yellow-billed cuckoo on April 26 and common yellowthroat on April 26.

Other observations include red-bellied woodpecker, cardinal, bluebird, mockingbird, downy woodpecker, chipping sparrow, loggerhead shrike, white-throated sparrow, dove, brown thrasher, Carolina wren, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, wood stork, goldfinch, blue-grey gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, blue jay, Canada goose, Eastern turkey, wood thrush, downy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker and yellow-dumped warbler.

To view past Birding Journal Observations from March / April click 20162015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

To view the most recent birding journal observations click on January / February 2017

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