Sharp-shinned hawk

Michael and I walked around the lake and other parts today and found a fair number of birds. Highlights include a sharp-shinned hawk, a brown creeper, and a crow with white wing feathers. Four yellow-bellied sapsuckers was a record trip count for this species.
After Michael left, I eeked out a few more birds to reach a total trip count of 41 species. A pair of red-tailed hawks soared overhead as I neared home. A pair of black vultures joined them.
The sharp-shinned hawk was a life bird for me!
Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    1/15/11
Notes:    The lake was 95%+ frozen over. No hooded mergansers. Below freezing but temps climbed quickly today to about normal.
Number of species:    41

Canada Goose    50
Mallard    30
Great Blue Heron    2
Black Vulture    2
Turkey Vulture    3
Sharp-shinned Hawk    1
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Red-tailed Hawk    2
Killdeer    6
Ring-billed Gull    1
Mourning Dove    17
Belted Kingfisher    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    10
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    4    1 female, 3 males
Downy Woodpecker    13
Northern Flicker    2
Eastern Phoebe    2
Blue Jay    3
American Crow    25    1 leucistic crow
Fish Crow    2
Carolina Chickadee    18
Tufted Titmouse    13
White-breasted Nuthatch    3
Brown-headed Nuthatch    3
Brown Creeper    1
Carolina Wren    15
Golden-crowned Kinglet    2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1
Eastern Bluebird    14
Hermit Thrush    1
American Robin    16
Northern Mockingbird    2
Yellow-rumped Warbler    10
Eastern Towhee    2
Field Sparrow    1
Song Sparrow    1
White-throated Sparrow    5
Dark-eyed Junco    7
Northern Cardinal    7
House Finch    9
American Goldfinch    14

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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