Woodpecker Day

At 8:00 AM it was 40 degrees F., with heavy dew crystallized by first light all was about in the chattering way. Well within a half hour I recorded all but three or four species listed. This was woodpecker day, and I did my best to find a hairy, a bird rarely seen here. Chickadees and nuthatches were everywhere, turning upside down and downside up in their nervous ways of feeding. They always let one another know when I am near. Finding kettles has produced the recently recorded larger numbers of black vultures, usually around mid-day.

30 Species Reported:
Black Vulture (5)
Turkey Vulture (2)
Mourning Dove (12)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Northern Flicker (1)
Pileated Woodpecker (1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
Cedar Waxwing (2)
Carolina Wren (2)
Northern Mockingbird (1)
Eastern Bluebird (1)
Hermit Thrush (1)
American Robin (1)
Carolina Chickadee (5)
Tufted Titmouse (3)
White-breasted Nuthatch (3)
Blue Jay (8)
American Crow (5)
Common Raven (1)
House Finch (5)
American Goldfinch (6)
Eastern Towhee (2)
Song Sparrow (2)
White-throated Sparrow (2)
Dark-eyed Junco (2)
Northern Cardinal (6)