Saturday, January 21, 2012
Birding outing at the Cherokee Brickyards
This birding spot is renowned for ducks and it did not disappoint. We enjoyed seeing Northern Shovelers, a good number of Ring-necked Ducks, Blue-winged and Green-winged Teals, Rudy Ducks and many more waterfowl species. Everyone enjoyed viewing the ducks including Northern Pintails through the Scopes.
Sure, we saw a lot of ducks, Wilson's Snipes, Canada Geese in flight, Eastern Meadowlarks, Greater Yellowlegs, lots of American Coots, hundreds maybe thousands of Gulls..., but the previous outings here have yielded even more bird species.
All in all we ended up with around 40 bird species. Not bad for a bad weather birding.
Disclaimer: except for the first 2 pictures, I did not take the other pics. A friend emailed them to me from Alabama without the name of the photographer so I can't give proper credit. Too bad. These are great pics. Whoever you are, thanks!