Saturday, December 10, 2005

Arboretum Birds

In the late afternoon I took a short walk through the woods near the Arboretum's visitor center. My main goal was to see if any owls were around. Sometimes in winter they can be seen at their daytime perches, or will make themselves more visible as the afternoon shadows lengthen. Unfortunately I struck out on the owls. I did see a few other birds, though, including a gorgeous fox sparrow.


Canada Goose
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
European Starling
House Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal