Jerry Warner’s Links Bridge Bird Count, April 24, 2022

Hi Bob and Joan,

Photo by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren, CC BY 2.0

Just wanted to pass along my checklist from Sunday morning.  I arrived around 7:15 AM and departed around 9:30 AM.  I had a really good morning of birding on your property and was able to see several spring migrants like Wood Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, and Black-throated Green Warbler.  Highlights from my survey included documenting Northern Rough-Winged Swallow nest building in the stone pier of the old bridge.  This observation was really important because prior to yesterday we didn’t have this species of swallow confirmed as breeding in this 3×3 mile Atlas survey block; now we do!  Also, I got to see what we call a “Life Bird” (a species of bird you observe for the first time) on your property: a Nashville Warbler!  This was quite exciting!

[Below is a] list of species I observed Sunday morning (total of 43).

Thanks again,

Species Count
Canada Goose 4
Mallard 3
Mourning Dove 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 7
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 15
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 30
House Sparrow 4
American Goldfinch 15
Chipping Sparrow 25
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 30
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Common Grackle 4
Ovenbird 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Northern Cardinal 20