Photo essay: 1st CBC

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

I participated in my very first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Saturday. It was pretty fun, especially since it allowed me to tour the restricted areas of the White River National Wildlife Refuge.

My group did not discover any rare or unusual birds, however, I was able to view two firsts for me: The Golden-Crowned Kinglet and Wild Turkeys. We also viewed thousands of Mallards, Northern Shovelers, Ruddy ducks, and geese in the refuge’s sanctuary.

Here’s some more pictures from the day:

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

1-5 (3) Bamboo

Bamboo, an invasive species that is spreading on the refuge.

1-5 (4) Mallards, Ross, Snow and Speckled Bellies Geese2

There were plenty of Mallards as well as Ross, Snow and Speckled Bellied Geese.

1-5 (5) Mallards, Ross, Snow and Speckled Bellies Geese1

There were plenty of Mallards as well as Ross, Snow and Speckled Bellied Geese.

White-Throated Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow — I saw plenty at the refuge, however, this particular one was at the Stuttgart airport late Saturday afternoon.

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