Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ocmulgee National Monument, March 3, 2012


I spent a couple of hours at Ocmulgee Monument this morning after the rains last night. Even though I didn't get there till 11:15, there was still bird activity everywhere! White-throated Sparrows hopping about on the trails, Yellow-rumped Warblers flitting and chipping everywhere, Robins by the dozens, and lots of singing from all kinds of birds! It was a particularly good day for sparrows: Eastern Towhees, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, a Field Sparrow, and a Swamp Sparrow all were down in the pond vicinity.

And it was a woodpecker smash day! I had Red-Bellied, Northern Flicker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-headed, Pileated, Downy, and Hairy.

The Rusty Blackbirds that have been hanging around all winter were still there. Here's a video of one of the Rusty Blackbirds singing in a tree on the trail right by the pond:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xbyYGMx24&list=UUhUhmjT4fWTzWcT_UT7dAWg&index=2&feature=plcp


What a great day to be at the Mounds! Where did you go birding today?

1 comment:

Andre said...

Thanks for sharing!