Zoar Acres 9/18/2010

I received a call last night at about 7:30 from Linda B. who’s the wife of my best friend and birding buddy Phil. She was sitting out in their back yard last night with Matt, their son, when they spotted a Cape May Warbler. Well, being migration time and one of my favorite birds, I got a little excited. So plans were made for a morning visit to Zoar Acres.

Arrived at about 7:30 and was pleasantly surprised to see Phil was up and ready to bird. We started to work the back yard pretty good, with a lot of good activity. Saw several warblers and other good species as the morning wore on. Decided to take a walk into his woods to see if there were any more warblers. He has a real nice stand of Locust trees which they seem to love.

After the back forty played out, it was time for some coffee and some front yard bird watching, and good conversation.

Finch Feast

White-breasted Nuthatch

A scary looking Northern Cardinal

  1. Eastern Goldfinch
  2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  3. House Finch
  4. Carolina Chickadee
  5. Grey Catbird
  6. Common Crow
  7. Red-shouldered Hawk
  8. Northern Cardinal
  9. Tufted Titmouse
  10. Robin
  11. Mourning Dove
  12. Mallard
  13. American Redstart
  14. Tennessee Warbler
  15. Prairie Warbler/Palm Warbler (We’re just not positive)
  16. Eastern Phoebe
  17. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  18. White-breasted Nuthatch
  19. Carolina Wren
  20. Starling
  21. Blue Jay
  22. Song Sparrow
  23. House Sparrow
  24. Northern Mockingbird
  25. Brown-headed Cowbird
  26. Chipping Sparrow
  27. Canada Goose
  28. Downy Woodpecker

And just when you thought it was all over, we were mooned by a Buck.

During my drive home, the sun was casting such a warm glow over the soy bean fields along Zoar Road. A nice way to end a delightful morning.


One response to “Zoar Acres 9/18/2010

  1. Good way to start the morning. Not a bad yard list.

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