Sunday, January 6, 2013

A new bird

Nice sunny walk over white snow this morning. I flushed a Great Cormorant from the dock: a new bird for me for the park. Also, there is a beautiful new bird feeder at the Nature Center, filled even on a Sunday morning. Thanks, Judy! In attendance: most of the birds listed below.

Canada Goose  4
Great Cormorant  1     
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  6     /// and \\\ and more subdued form of latter
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1     at new feeder at nature center
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
American Robin  6
Northern Mockingbird  2
American Tree Sparrow  1  
Song Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  6
Northern Cardinal  1


  1. Seriously? A great cormorant? what a great find for the park! Maybe I need to rethink my winter birding runs down to the harbor if great cormorants will hang out on the dock here!

  2. That is so bizarre, isn't it? No sign of even a duck on Saturday morning.

  3. I did notice the bird feeder at the Nature Center and was very happy. I've been wanting to do something like that for a long time and never have. When there's snow on the ground it can be pretty slim pickings.