January 100 Species Challenge/ 2013

Wanting to get a quick start into this challenge, I awoke early and hit the birding trail making several stops throughout the morning and early afternoon in hopes of adding to my meager list. My first stop was a lake at an RV park on the border with Indiana to get a look at the 1st year Surf Scoter. After that it was off to Smith Tract County Park, Fernald Preserve, Armleder Park, Grand Valley Preserve, then finally ending at a stretch of Fletcher Road which is on the other side of Grand Valley.

IMG_2205Despite the low light conditions and the haze hovering above the water, I was able to squeeze out this terrible picture of the 1st year Surf Scoter.

IMG_22141 of 2 Northern Pintails seen at Fernald Preserve.

IMG_2236 IMG_2235Lapland Longspurs

So the 1st list will be a continuation of the 100 Species Challenge, and the 2nd list will be the remainer of the birds seen today that are already on the 100 species list.

  • #20-Eastern Bluebird
  • #21-Horned Lark
  • #22-Lapland Longspur
  • #23-Northern Mockingbird
  • #24-Pied-billed Grebe
  • #25-Canada Goose
  • #26-Bufflehead
  • #27-Gadwall
  • #28-Mallard
  • #29-Ruddy Duck
  • #30-Cackling Goose
  • #31-Northern Pintail
  • #32-Green-winged Teal
  • #33-American Coot
  • #34-Ring-necked Duck
  • #35-Hooded Merganser
  • #36-Northern Harrier
  • #37-American Kestrel
  • #38-Red-tailed Hawk
  • #39-Red-shouldered Hawk
  • #40-Surf Scoter
  • #41-Brown Creeper
  • #42-Cedar Waxwing
  • #43-White-crowned Sparrow
  • #44-White-throated Sparrow
  • #45-Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • #46-Belted Kingfisher
  • #47-Eastern Towhee
  • #48-Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • #49-Red Head
  • #50-Rock Pigeon
  • #51-American Robin
  • #52-Mute Swan
  • #53-Great Blue Heron
  • #54-American Crow
  • #55-Ring-billed Gull
  1. Dark-eyed Junco
  2. Mourning Dove
  3. European Starling
  4. Carolina Wren
  5. Carolina Chickadee
  6. Northern Cardinal
  7. Tufted titmouse
  8. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  9. Northern Flicker
  10. Downy Woodpecker
  11. Blue Jay
  12. Song Sparrow

Now it starts to get tough!

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