Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jackson Bottom Wetlands

Yesterday, Michelle and I went to Jackson Bottom Wetlands to scout for some first of year birds. We weren't disappointed! We identified 51 species and suspect at few other species. It was a little foggy at first, but it burned off pretty quickly. Hope you enjoy the photos. A list of birds we saw is at the end of this post.


2 adult Bald Eagles flew right over our heads as we were making our way through the area.



This was a very friendly Song Sparrow that decided to investigate our intentions a little closer.


A Belted Kingfisher scanning for some breakfast.


We saw quite a few Fox Sparrows in our travels around the wetland.


Also plentiful were the Bewick's Wren.


A flock of Dunlin at one of the ponds. The were very well camouflaged.


One of our favorite birds is the White-Breasted Nuthatch. He was just slowly working his way around this tree.
List of birds we saw at Jackson Bottom:
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch
Red-Winged Blackbird
Junco
Golden-Crowned Sparrow
White-Throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-Rumped Warbler (both Audubon's and Myrtle)
Starling
Robin
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Bushtit
Black-Capped Chickadee
Crow
Scrub-Jay
Steller's Jay
Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Belted Kingfisher
Mourning Dove
Dunlin
Killdeer
Coot
Kestrel
Red-Tailed Hawk
Bald Eagle
Great Egret
Blue Heron
Cormorant
Pied-Billed Grebe
Ruddy Duck
Common Merganser
Bufflehead
Lesser Scaup
Canvasback
Green-Winged Teal
Pintail
Shoveler
Mallard
American Wigeon
Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seth, I'm afraid that your Red-shouldered Hawk is this bird:

http://nwbackyardbirder.blogspot.com/2010/01/wandering-red-tail.html

jen said...

Wow, you saw a LOT of birds! Sounds like a lot of fun.