Saturday, November 16, 2013

Eastern Towhees and Fox Sparrows

I finally had a chance to catch up with the late Towhees and the Fox Sparrows at the Park this morning. Very birdy, especially the lower garden. Here's what I found: 

Canada Goose  75     flock of 60 flying off golf course
Mallard  3     river
Red-tailed Hawk  1     im., nature center
Ring-billed Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Blue Jay  10
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  3     lower garden, pond, Woodcock Field
American Robin  75
Northern Mockingbird  1     nature center, harassing RTHA with BLJAs
Cedar Waxwing  15     incl flock mixed with AMRO at nature center
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2     Woodcock Field
Eastern Towhee  2     Continuing; first observed by Suzette Nov 10. Both F, one lower garden, one upper garden.
American Tree Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  1     above lower garden
Fox Sparrow  2     Woodcock Field, continuing
Song Sparrow  20
Swamp Sparrow  1     upper garden
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  55     mainly lower garden
Northern Cardinal  3
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  15


  1. Haynes, where in Woodcock meadow did you see the fox sparrows? I keep missing them.

  2. At the far end. One was in junipers, the other scratching at leaf litter not far from the parking area.