Pontotoc Ridge Winter Bird Count

Today Deane and I went down to Pontotoc Ridge to assist with the Preserve’s winter bird count. Our team found these bird species:

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

After lunch I helped with the group meadow-walk to survey grassland birds and got this fuzzy picture of a LeConte’s Sparrow!

Le Conte's Sparrow

Le Conte’s Sparrow

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