Sunday, 15 December 2013

Ferryland CBC 2013

Yesterday 8 birders covered areas between Cape Broyle & Bear Cove for the Ferryland CBC. I joined Anne Hughes to cover Admiral's Cove, Cape Broyle, & Calvert (the Northern area of the count). This was my 3rd year doing the count.


The weather was very cold but started off great with no wind. The wind became stronger throughout the day making the birding increasingly difficult. We were hoping that the recent snow fall and cold temperatures would force birds into concentrated areas (around feeders, or any bit of open water they could find) - to a certain extent that did happen but not as much as we had hoped.


Highlights for my group were a single Orange-crowned Warbler in Admiral's Cove, and a female Wood Duck living it up in a roadside ditch (can you find the duck):


Other highlights were a large flock of Cedar Waxwings: 





And a Sharp-shinned Hawk vs Hairy Woodpecker chase, that ended with the woodpecker getting away:
Empty taloned


Species NameDec 14Dec 15Dec 16Dec 17Dec 18Dec 19Dec 20
Wood Duck1
(1)
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American Black Duck21
(1)
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Greater Scaup2
(1)
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Common Loon5
(3)
------------
Great Cormorant4
(2)
------------
Sharp-shinned Hawk1
(1)
------------
Northern Goshawk1
(1)
------------
Bald Eagle1
(1)
------------
Black Guillemot7
(2)
------------
Herring Gull13
(3)
------------
Iceland Gull3
(1)
------------
Glaucous Gull1
(1)
------------
Belted Kingfisher3
(2)
------------
Hairy Woodpecker1
(1)
------------
Northern Flicker3
(2)
------------
Blue Jay1
(1)
------------
American Crow30
(3)
------------
Common Raven5
(3)
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Black-capped Chickadee25
(3)
------------
Boreal Chickadee15
(2)
------------
Golden-crowned Kinglet22
(3)
------------
American Robin4
(1)
------------
European Starling210
(3)
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Cedar Waxwing55
(1)
------------
Orange-crowned Warbler1
(1)
------------
Song Sparrow16
(3)
------------
White-throated Sparrow1
(1)
------------
Dark-eyed Junco270
(3)
------------
Pine Grosbeak3
(1)
------------
Purple Finch15
(3)
------------
Pine Siskin1
(1)
------------
American Goldfinch13
(2)
------------
House Sparrow2
(1)
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