Monday, May 2, 2011

Tweet and See: April 2011


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Hi all.

We saw a good variety this month, mostly at a state park in our area.  The first week of April was our spring break, and since my husband, a public school teacher, had six days off from work, we spent a couple of them bird watching.  The weather was lovely, and most of the birds on our list were found during these outings.

The Georgia Youth Birding Competition was held in April, too.  My boys usually compete, but we decided not to participate this year because it was held on a Saturday/Sunday.  We held what we called the "HBC".  H for our last name Birding Celebration.  Although we did not bird watch for a straight 24 hours, we had fun trying to find as many birds as possible around our town.  It was very windy that weekend and difficult to hear anything other than the wind.  Not many birds were visible either.  The second day was very hot, and there was very little bird activity.

The end of the month brought an eye injury for me and tornadoes!  Therefore, I do not have much to report for the end of the month.

Here is our April list...
  1. Osprey
  2. Killdeer
  3. Chipping Sparrow
  4. Ring-billed Gull
  5. Great Blue Heron
  6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  7. Bluebird
  8. Double-crested Cormorant
  9. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  10. Tufted Titmouse
  11. Eastern Meadowlark
  12. Yellow Warbler
  13. Belted Kingfisher
  14. Carolina Chickadee
  15. American Crow
  16. Prairie Warbler
  17. Blue Jay
  18. Pileated Woodpecker
  19. Golden-winged Warbler
  20. Chimney Swift
  21. Brown Thrasher
  22. Mourning Dove
  23. Northern Mockingbird
  24. Fish Crow
  25. Canada Goose
  26. Barn Swallow
  27. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  28. Red-winged Blackbird
  29. Common Grackle
  30. European Starling
  31. Wood Thrush
  32. Whip-poor-will
  33. Eastern Towhee
  34. Field Sparrow
  35. Northern Parula
  36. Hermit Thrush
  37. Worm-eating Warbler
  38. Bobwhite
  39. Orange-crowned Warbler
  40. Northern Cardinal
  41. American Robin
  42. House Sparrow
  43. Eastern Kingbird
  44. Black Vulture
  45. House Finch
  46. Bobolink
  47. Carolina Wren
  48. Mallard
  49. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  50. Cowbird
  51. Summer Tanager
  52. Rock Pigeon
Join the birding fun by listing what you see on your blog and linking in to Kingdom Arrows at the end of each month for Tweet and See.  It is a lot of fun to read the other posts and find out what birders from across the country (and maybe one day world!) are finding.  Thanks, Heather!

Happy Birding!

Edit:  I must not be seeing as well as I thought.  This post was supposed to be published to Birders for Life.   Hello...bird brain!  Please forgive my faux pas and feel free to fly on over and check out some of my birding content.  :) 


Kellie said...

I'm going to have to look some of those up later -- I've never even heard of a few in your list. I'm sorry you had to miss the competition, but love that you just did your own thing.

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Great list! I only listed the ones this month that my camera saw - There are just SO MANY BIRDS here in April!

Heather said...

I can't believe you saw 52 even with the drama of your month! The OP still need to come to my house and help me identify the other 10 birds I keep hearing that I don't know what they are!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Wow! What a list! We had our longest list ever in April, but not close to 52! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!