September 1 Bird Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

We had a nice walk out at the Sandy Creek Nature Center this morning.  Despite being early in the fall migration we had a few migrating warblers including Blackburnian, Worm-eating, Magnolia and Chestnut-sided.  While many of the warblers were hiding in the foliage, all were treated to a nice look at a Great Blue Heron in the Claypit Pond.

Additional highlights were White-eyed Vireos singing around us down by the Sandy Creek and the Oconee River, Hooded Warblers, Pine Warblers, Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks.

We had a nice group of birders including ORAS regulars Richard Hall, Alison Huff, Steve Duke, and Jim Hanna.

Great Blue Heron at the Claypit Pond


Eastern Phoebe at the Claypit Pond


Tiger Swallowtail in the powerline cut

Our eBird checklist from the day:

Sandy Creek Nature Center, Clarke, US-GA
Sep 1, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     ORAS fall birdwalk led by Ed Maioriello. Observers included R. Hall, J. Hanna, A. Huff. Partly cloudy and warm and muggy.
45 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  8
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  4
White-eyed Vireo  7
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  12
Brown-headed Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  5
American Robin  12
Northern Mockingbird  5
Brown Thrasher  2
European Starling  1
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Hooded Warbler  3
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  4
Eastern Towhee  2
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  3
Common Grackle  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (