Sunday, November 25, 2007

Scauping, Not Shopping

Emery and I spent a lovely day just South of Grasonville at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly known as Horsehead). Our walk was simply splendid. And the crowds? Well, the trails were a lot less crowded than the mall.

Oh and for Christmas, I want you all to know that we haven't gotten you a thing! Yet.

Here is the complete list of the birds that we saw:
Canada Goose 16
Mute Swan 2
Tundra Swan 115
Canvasback 30
Greater Scaup 5
Bufflehead 45
Common Merganser 2
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Laughing Gull 1
Herring Gull 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Northern Flicker 4
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown-headed Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 7
European Starling 5
American Pipit 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Palm Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 19
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
43 Species


Later, we returned home only to watch a disoriented, lackluster flock of Common Ravens get mobbed by a gaggle of aggressive San Diego Chargers. Blah! What an ugly scene.

I'll leave you with a nicer image from today's BIRDCAM!Good Birding!

Dan

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