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Bird News for February 2020

This is just of the birds seen on my rambles

February 13, 2020, Thursday morning Ramble Wharf Parking lots to Jekyll Island club 9 am to 9:40 13 Species 19 individuals 1. Mourning Dove 1 2. Royal Tern 1 3. Wood Stork 5 4. Double-crested Cormorant 1. 5.Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 6. Tree Swallow 3 7. Carolina Wren 1 8. Northern Mockingbird 1 9. Eastern Bluebird 1 10. House Sparrow1 11. Cape May Warbler 1 12. Palm Warbler 1 13. Yellow-throated Warbler 1

Crane Road 9:46 am to 10: 20 8 Species 51 individuals 1. Anhinga 1 2. Great Egret 1 3. Bald Eagle 2 Two young at the nest

4. Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 5. Tree Swallow 40 6. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 7. Brown-headed Nuthatch 3 8. Northern Cardinal 2 JI Campground Bird Sanctuary 10:58 – 11:25 7 Species 13 individuals 1. Downy Woodpecker 1 2. Carolina Chickadee 3 3. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 4. House Finch 1 5. Chipping Sparrow 1 6. Common Grackle 2 7. Northern Cardinal

Amphitheater Area 11:35 am to 12:40 pm 16 Species 69 Individuals 1. Pied-billed Grebe 2 2. Anhinga 5 3. Black-crowned Night-Heron 8 4. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2 6 . White Ibis 2 6. Roseate Spoonbill 9 7. Black Vulture 2 8. Pileated Woodpecker 1 9. White-eyed Vireo 1 10. Blue-headed Vireo 1 11. Carolina Chickadee 5 12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 13. Gray Catbird 1 14 Brown Thrasher 15. Pine Warbler 1 16. Yellow-rumped Warbler 3 .Great Backyard Bird Count Sunday 16 Feb 2020 8:30 AM Location Jekyll Island Historic District & Wharf 1 hour, 25 minutes, 1 mile 44 Species observed 205 individuals

1. Mourning Dove 2 2. Semipalmated Plover 30 3. Dunlin 45 4. Western Sandpiper 10 5. Short-billed Dowitcher 5 Willet 6 Laughing Gull 6 7. Ring-billed Gull 1 8. Forster's Tern 2 9. Royal Tern 1 10. Wood Stork1 11. Double-crested Cormorant 2 2. American White Pelican 5 13. Brown Pelican 2 14. Great Blue Heron 115. Great Egret 1 16. Snowy Egret 3 17. Little Blue Heron 1 18. Black Vulture 2 19. Turkey Vulture 1 20. Bald Eagle 1 21. Belted Kingfisher 1 22. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 23. Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 24. Downy Woodpecker 1 25. Eastern Phoebe 2 26. White-eyed Vireo 1 27. Blue Jay 3 28. Carolina Chickadee 4 29. Tree Swalow 20 30. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 31. Carolina Wren 3

32. Northern Mockingbird 2 33. Bluebird 2 34. House Sparrow 2 35. House Finch 5 36. Red-winged Blackbird 3 37. Boat-tailed Grackle 6 38. Black-and-white Warbler 2 39. Orange-crowned Warbler1 40. Palm Warbler 2 41. Yellow-rumped Warbler 5 42. Yellow-throated Warbler 1 43. Northern Cardinal 6

February 20, 2020, 8:55 am to 12:40 High tide falling to low tide​

Jekyll Island Historic District & Wharf

Hooded Merganser 3 Forster’s Tern 1Wood Stork 1Double-crested Cormorant 1

Brown Pelican 2 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1 Black Vulture 2

Osprey 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Carolina Wren 2

Jekyll Island--4H Center and Soccer Fields

Killdeer 10 Sanderling 40 Dunlin 30 Laughing Gull 2 Ring-Billed Gull 1

Gull species Dark gull with white wedges in the leading edge of the wing

The gull was flying away. Don and I both spotted the gull separately and

Came together on this bird

Forster’s Tern 2 Royal Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 4 Brown Pelican 2

Turkey Vulture 2 Eastern Bluebird 2 Hermit Thrush 1 Chipping Sparrow 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler 18 Northern Cardinal 3

Beachview Drive North

Piping Plover 4, Killdeer 2, ,Sanderling 55 ,Dunlin 70, Ring-billed Gull 1

Forster’s Tern 14, Royal Tern 17, Brown Pelican 14, House Finch 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,

Jekyll Island--Driftwood Beach

Lesser Scaup 70, Black Scoter 1, Ruddy Turnstone 65, Sanderling 150

Dunlin 150, Willet 26, ,Ring-billed Gull 20, Brown Pelican 5

Jekyll Island—Campground

Red-bellied 2, Downy Woodpecker 2, White-eyed Vireo 1, Blue Jay 1

Carolina Chickadee 7, Tufted Titmouse 1, Carolina Wren 1

Brown Thrasher 1, American Robin 4, Cedar Waxwing 1

House Finch 2, Chipping Sparrow 4, White-throated Sparrow 2

Common Grackle 3, Yellow-throated Warbler 1, Northern Cardinal 7

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