Learning Together at the Equestrian Center

Birders watching European Starlings - 09/11/16
Birders watching European Starlings – 09/11/16

Eight SIB members gathered the morning of Sunday, September 11, for a two-hour birding session at the Equestrian Center.   Many of the group are new to birding and were hoping to simply see and identify some new birds.  A few had specific species in mind.  Unfortunately, the latter group did not see a cattle egret nor a brown headed cowbird which were likely candidates for the date and location.  The sightings, however, exceeded expectations.  Below is the complete list of the 24 bird species either seen or heard during the outing.  Unfortunately, all images of these creatures are in the birders’ memories.

3 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
6 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Mourning Dove
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
4 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
23 Eastern Bluebird
10 Northern Mockingbird
50 European Starling
1 American Redstart
1 Pine Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 House Finch

Aija Konrad continued birding after the group left and also saw a rare Lark Sparrow, two Eastern Kingbirds and a Barn Swallow.

Aija focusing scope on Red Shouldered Hawk - 09/11/16
Aija focusing scope on Red Shouldered Hawk – 09/11/16
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Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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