Bell’s Bend Park
Feb. 15, 2014
Despite the bizarre meeting time, nineteen birders showed up at Bell's Bend this evening to look for displaying American Woodcocks. Many of us did a little birding before the "big show" and produced a decent list. Most notable were a couple of Fox Sparrows, one Northern Harrier, and a few fly-over blackbird flocks of several thousand birds consisting of mostly Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles, though there could have been a few Rusties hidden with them. But of course, the main attraction was the woodcocks, and they did not disappoint. At least ten woodcocks were heard and a few seen just after sundown. A big thanks to Cyndi Routledge for leading the outing! A complete list of species is below.
Carolina Chickadee-x (heard only)
Field Trip Coordinator