Eureka Nature

For posting information about natural history events in and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Today's bird list, with comments

I've added some links on the more interesting critters, and some notes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron - this was a treat, I see one or two every year

Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
American Coot - seems late
Solitary Sandpiper - flying with wing flicks, unususal here
Spotted Sandpiper - two together
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher

Red-headed Woodpecker - a real treat always, but hardly ever at Leatherwood. There are a coupleof places in town where they are relaible.

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo - sounds like a red-eye, but some phrases are extended, loud too

Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow - two males in conflict, maybe we'll get a nest
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren - this is special, they've nested sucessfully at Leatherwood, but only seen a couple of times last year. Hoping for another nesting. They look like Carolina's but have white bellies instead of orangeish.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler - saw two males chasing, with a female watching
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler - a singing male, gorgeous. I think they could nest here, I have a record from near Ozark, but they head on north every year.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler - in its regular place on the far side of the lake
Black-and-white Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush - numbers seem to fall, maybe because of dryness
Kentucky Warbler - they're back
Summer Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow - a pair with bright orange legs
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting - the electric blue blessing, first one at Leatherwood
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole - suddenly there are five or six, singing and claiming trees. Leatherwood is one of the best palces around to see them.

American Goldfinch

Number of Species: 60


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