Winter Backyard Birding on Loblolly

SIB’s Backyard Birding at Lee Hurd’s Home on Loblolly Lane.

This past Saturday, seven SIB members braved a brisk morning with temperature hovering around 40 degrees for our second Backyard Birding event at the home of Lee Hurd on Loblolly Lane.  Our first visit was in the heat of July, so it was interesting to view the different species found during our cold winter!

What bird has the nickname “Butter-butt?”

On Saturday, the group observed the 18 species listed below, ten of which were not seen last summer.  Can you identify twelve of those birds in the slide show below? (Answers are below)

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Thank you Lee for hosting us again! Thank you Dean for the great photos!  Thank you Russ, Dean and Christina for “leading” this SIB learning together event!

Be sure to visit our website to view our upcoming birding activities and sign up to let us know you will join us!

  • Hooded Merganser  1 (C)
  • Anhinga  2 (G)
  • Brown Pelican  1 (B) *
  • Black Vulture  1
  • Bald Eagle  1
  • Mourning Dove  3 *
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 *
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1 (A)
  • Blue Jay  3 (I) *
  • Carolina Chickadee  4 (K) *
  • Tufted Titmouse  5 (E) *
  • Carolina Wren  1 (H) *
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2 (F)
  • Northern Mockingbird  2
  • Pine Warbler  2 (D)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler  18 (J) – Also known as a “Butter Butt”
  • Northern Cardinal  2 (L) *
  • House Finch  1 

* Designates species seen at this location July 2017

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.

One thought on “Winter Backyard Birding on Loblolly”

  1. Note that “butterbuts” – Yellow-rumped Warblers – are no longer Yellow-rumped Warblers. They are once again “Myrtle Warblers” and the yellow-throated Audubon Warbler is now the approved name for western populations. More unexpected is that Black-bellied Plovers are now Grey Plovers, recognizing their kinship with a worldwide coastal population…




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