Photo Study Of Some Birds Seen On The CBC At Bombay Hook NWR, December 18, 2011

    Andy Ednie and Joel Citron coordinated this year's Christmas Bird Count At Bombay Hook NWR in Smyrna, Delaware. Armas Hill lead our
    count team comprised of Don Williams, his nephew Andrew Bogush, Drs. Jessica Tanis and Jeffrey Caplan and yours truly. We were assigned
    Shearness. The weather was brisk (37 F) but the skies were clear most of the day. In any event, we saw lots of birds and guess what...I was
    even allowed to take some photos:


Eastern Bluebird In A Sycamore Tree At Sunset
 
There Were Well Over 5000 Snow Geese On The Salt Side of Shearness And Every Once In A While An Eagle Would Spook Them...Awesome!

Snow Geese In The Cornfields Adjacent To Whitehall Neck Road


 An American Coot Showing Off His Lobed Foot

Great Blue Heron Flies

Red-tailed Hawk Flies

A Northern Harrier Soars By While We Were Standing
On Top Of The Shearness Observation Tower

A Red Fox Watches Us As We Leave Bombay Hook NWR

Our CBC Team Saw 60 Species Today:

Species

Today's Count

Species

Today's Count

Species

Today's Count

Snow Goose

> 5,000

Red-tailed Hawk

4

Marsh Wren

1

Canada Geese

> 2,000

American Coot

330

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2

Cackling Goose

1

American Avocet

20  (Raymond's)

Eastern Bluebird

5

Mute Swan

1

Greater Yellowlegs

4    (Raymond's)

Northern Mockingbird

4

Tundra Swan

35

Dunlin

60

Brown Thrasher

1

Gadwall

20

Common Snipe 

American Pipit

2

American Black Duck 

68

Herring Gull

50

Field Sparrow

1

Mallard

50

Ring-billed Gull

30

Savannah Sparrow

35

Northern Shoveler 

60

Great Black-backed Gull

1

Fox Sparrow

1

Northern Pintail

170

Red-bellied Woodpecker

15

Song Sparrow 

40

Green-winged Teal

35

Downy Woodpecker 

12

Swamp Sparrow

12

Bufflehead

4

Hairy Woodpecker

3

White-throated Sparrow

50

Hooded Merganser

3

Northern Flicker 

7

White-crowned Sparrow

8     (Nature Center)

Pied-billed Grebe

4

Blue Jay

4

Dark-eyed Junco 

Great Blue Heron

18

American Crow

2

Northern Cardinal 

2

Turkey Vulture

8

Carolina Chickadee

40

Red-winged Blackbird

75

Black Vulture

6   (Taylor's Gut)

Tufted Titmouse 

8

Brown-headed Cowbird

10

Bald Eagle

8

White-breasted Nuthatch

1

American Goldfinch 

1     (Nature Center)

Northern Harrier

9

Brown Creeper

3

House Finch

6     (Nature Center)

Cooper's Hawk

2

Carolina Wren

2

House Sparrow

10   (Nature Center)

 

    To see a larger image of any of the photos below, please click on either the thumbnails or the captions...thanks!

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American Coot

American Coot 2

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron 2

Red-tailed Hawk

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier 2

Northern Harrier 3

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NorthernShoveler3.jpg

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Northern Harrier 4

Northern Shoveler Drake

Bufflehead Drake

Ring-billed Gull

Snow Geese

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Snow Goose Blizzard

Snow Goose Blizzard 2

White-crowned Sparrow

Northern Mockingbird

Red Fox

      Howard B. Eskin 2011  Please click here to email your comments to <hbeskin@voicenet.com>    Please click here to go back to Bird Webpage Index