Winter Birds: Part 2

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Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus purpureus)

Ezra was the sole member of the Bird Team on the second effort of the week. The first half of the day was chilly and windy, and Ezra covered a wide variety of habitats from upland ridgelines to deep ravines.

US-Virginia-Charlottesville-38.0x-78.5, Albemarle, Virginia, US
Jan 31, 2017 8:05 AM – 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
20 species

  1. Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  1
  2. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  3
  3. Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  6
  4. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  2     One up by the barrens, one on the entrance ridge.
  5. Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus)  2
  6. Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides villosus [villosus Group])  2
  7. Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  3
  8. Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
  9. American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
  10. Common Raven (Corvus corax)  2
  11. Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
  12. Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  7
  13. White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  6
  14. Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1     In a mixed flock foraging through the valley with the stream.
  15. Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1     In the brush along the stream. Near the brown creeper.
  16. Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
  17. Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
  18. Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  2
  19. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
  20. Purple Finch (Eastern) (Haemorhous purpureus purpureus)  2     Perched in the top of a tulip popular in the first valley