Holla Bend NWR 10/2/2010

I got up early and went to Holla Bend NWR Saturday morning.  It was a beautiful sunny day, not too hot not too cold.  I took the usual loop clockwise around the auto tour with a stop at the old boat ramp and dam.  I had never walked out to the dam before. Its not much as dams go but it seems to keep the water in.  It wasn’t too birdy today but I did manage to get a first of year Philadelphia Vireo.  They’ve got a number of new signs up, assigning names to areas I didn’t know had names.

Species seen or heard:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Philadelphia Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Sedge Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird

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