Sunday, April 26, 2009
HUDSON RIVER "BIRD LISTENER"
I have been in Kitty Hawk/ Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island the last week. Spring Migration is very strong here. There is a Kitty Hawk Woods Trail that goes up The Woods Road and breaks across Twifford Road crossing W. Kitty Hawk Road and heading towards Kitty Hawk Landing. Here there are many small inlets that are part of the waterways flowing out of Currituck Sound where the huge bridge crosses into Kitty Hawk.
The reason I title this blog BIRD LISTENING is that I have heard so many birds: Hooded Warblers, at least one Kentuck Warbler, hundreds of Carolina Wrens, Great Crested Flycatchers, Eastern Towhees, Ovenbirds, House Finches, Pilated Woodpeckers, Flickers, ....etc. But the ones I constantly see are the Boat Tailed and Common Grackels, Robins, Red-Winged Blackbirds. (Down at Pea Island Wildlife Refuge I saw a Blackburnian Warbler that is quite rare to see in that spot. I also saw a Blue Bunting skipping along the beach there. Bird Listening is the way to go. How frustrated I would be if I actually had to see the bird I am identifying.