Out and about.

Springtime. Birds coming and going. Brian coming and going, but not birding very much. It is always a struggle to get out in March and April because of school activities.  But, I have snuck out a few times the past few days. We have a Screech owl in the front yard and I hope to search for a nest soon.  Whip-poor-wills have been around for a few weeks.  Today down the nearby power line I scored FOY Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak and Summer Tanager.  The Louisiana Waterthrush has been singing out back for about a week, and Sheree’ had American Redstarts in the yard today.  Winter birds are getting scarce. I did not see or hear White-throated sparrows, Juncos or Kinglets today, but some Yellow-rumped Warblers are still around, singing up in the trees.   Looking forward to the Spring Bird count Sunday.

Hermit Thrush at Brickhouse Road last February.

Hermit Thrush at Brickhouse Road last February.


Here is my 2014 list for Durham County,  as of April 24.  66 species.

Wood Duck Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wild Turkey Eastern Bluebird
Double-crested Cormorant Hermit Thrush
Green Heron American Robin
Turkey Vulture Brown Thrasher
Red-shouldered Hawk Northern Mockingbird
Red-tailed Hawk European Starling
American Woodcock Ovenbird
Ring-billed Gull Louisiana Waterthrush
Mourning Dove Black-and-white Warbler
Eastern Screech-Owl Common Yellowthroat
Great Horned Owl Hooded Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-will Northern Parula
Chimney Swift Pine Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker Prairie Warbler
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Eastern Towhee
Downy Woodpecker Chipping Sparrow
Hairy Woodpecker Song Sparrow
Northern Flicker White-throated Sparrow
Pileated Woodpecker Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Phoebe Summer Tanager
Great Crested Flycatcher Northern Cardinal
White-eyed Vireo Blue Grosbeak
Red-eyed Vireo Indigo Bunting
Blue Jay Red-winged Blackbird
American Crow Eastern Meadowlark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Common Grackle
Carolina Chickadee Brown-headed Cowbird
Tufted Titmouse House Finch
White-breasted Nuthatch American Goldfinch
Brown-headed Nuthatch House Sparrow
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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