Thursday, 15 November 2012

3 Hours 5 Locations 16 Species = Great Afternoon


After a hard days work I decided to relax by going birding and it was rewarding.  I saw 10+ species of bird and visited five (5) different locations. At one of the location, a shooting pond, shorebirds were caged up from the just concluded hunting season, one of the tricks  hunters use to lure bird into firing range.   How sad these poor birds look. In the cages were Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) and Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) that I was able to identify. Here is list of the bird I saw and some photos

Bird
Latin Name
Number
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
1
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
4
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
5
Great Egret
Ardea alba
2
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
20+
Snowy Egrets
Egretta thula
1
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus
10
Wilson’s Snipe
Gallinago delicata
4
Spotted Sandpipers
Tringa erythropus
3
Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus
3
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
1
Gray Kingbirds
Tyrannus dominicensis
3
Black-Faced Grassquit
Tiaris bicolor
2
Carib Grackle
Quiscalus lugubris
10
Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus
Eulampis holosericeus
1
Sora
Porzana carolina
1
Yellow Warbler
Setophaga petechia
1


Blue Heron in Flight
Black-Faced Grassquit
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Heron and Snipe

Cattlesand a Snowy Egret

Common Moorhen



Caged Birds at ahooting swamp