Bird Watching Walk

Today I walked 2.02 miles at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. I went there to go bird watching. I added 6 birds to my count for the year. I’m up to 8 birds now!

Here are the birds I saw.

#8 Wood Thrush

#7 Tufted Titmouse

#6 Golden-crowned Kinglet

#5 Pileated Woodpecker

#4 Red-bellied Woodpecker

#3 Lincoln’s Sparrow

Bird Update

I haven’t updated my bird count in a long time but I have still been taking photographs of birds. Here are the ones I’ve taken lately. I’m going to need to get busy if I want to beat last year’s total.

#30 American Goldfinch

#29 Blue-winged Teal (Female)

#28 Barn Swallow

#27 Blue Heron

#26 Wood Thrush

#25 Canada Goose

#24 Carolina Wren

#23 Chipping Sparrow

#22 Eastern Bluebird

#21 Eastern Phoebe

#20 Green Heron

#19 House Finch

#18 Indigo Bunting

#17 Mourning Dove

#16 Nuthatch

#15 Pileated Woodpecker

#14 Red Bellied Woodpecker

#13 Red Winged Blackbird

#12 American Robin

#11 Ruby Throated Hummingbird

#10 Swallow

Birds I’ve Seen Lately

I finally found the time to update the birds I’ve seen and photographed. Here are the ones I’ve added to the list lately.

#29 Eastern Bluebird
EasternBluebird

#28 American Coot
AmericanCoot

#27 Hooded Merganser
HoodedMerganser

#26 Red Winged Blackbird
RedWingedBlackbird

#25 Northern Shoveler
NorthernShovler

#24 Canada Goose
CanadaGoose

#23 Grackle
Grackle

#22 Barn Swallow
BarnSwallow

#21 Red Headed Woodpecker
RedHeadedWoodpecker

#20 White-Throated Sparrow
White-ThroatedSparrow

#19 Mourning Dove
MourningDove

#18 Brown Creeper
BrownCreeper

#17 Tufted Titmouse
TuftedTitmouse

#16 Northern Mockingbird
NorthernMockingbird

#15 Rock Pigeon
RockPigeon

#14 Tree Swallow
TreeSwallow

#13 Rusty Blackbird
RustyBlackbird

New Bird Count for the New Year

January 1st is the beginning of a new year and the beginning of a new bird count. I keep track of the birds I’ve seen and photographed in the year. Today I began my count by photographing 8 birds. Last year I ended with only 45 birds but I hope to do much better this year. The birds I saw today are:

#8 Robin
Robin

#7 Nuthatch
Nuthatch

#6 Chickadee
Chickadee

#5 Carolina Wren
CarolinaWren

#4 Starling
Starling

#3 Cardinal
Cardinal

#2 Hairy Woodpecker
HairyWoodpecker

#1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
RedBelliedWoodpecker

Recent New Birds Photographed

I’ve been photographing birds lately. This is a great time of year to get bird photos. Here are the ones I’ve added to my list:

#39 Eastern Towhee
EasternTowhee

#38 Orchard Oriole
OrchardOriole

#37 Spotted Sandpiper
SpottedSandpiper

#36 American Goldfinch
AmericanGoldfinch

#35 American Crow
AmericanCrow

#34 Blue Heron
BlueHeron

#33 Seagull
Seagull

New Year New Birds

Each year I start my bird count over. In 2014 I photographed 58 birds. I hope to improve that number in 2015. Today we went on our first bird watching walk in 2015 and saw 7 birds!

walk

Here they are:

#1 Pileated Woodpecker
PileatedWoodpecker

#2 Red Bellied Woodpecker
RedBelliedWoodpecker

#3 Cooper’s Hawk
CoopersHawk

#4 Hairy Woodpecker
HairyWoodpecker

#5 Cardinal
Cardinal

#6 Northern Flicker
NorthernFlicker

#7 American Robin
AmericanRobin

New Bird

Bird #57 for the year is the Black-and-white Warbler. We were taking a walk through the Olmsted Woods at the National Cathedral when I saw this bird and was so excited to snap some pictures of it. I was excited because it makes bird #57 for the year which passes my total for last year of 56. Yay!

blackwhitewarbler

New Birds

I’ve photographed a few new birds that I haven’t added to my list yet this year. I am up to 55 birds so far this year. I need to get out and find more birds!

#55 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throatedHummingbird

#54 Grey Catbird
GreyCatbird

#53 Eastern Kingbird
Kingbird