by Amanda, Education Manager and Bird Enthusiast
Temp: 40 deg. F
Cloud Cover: 50%
Observers: Amanda C., Sara G., Ann H.
‘Tis the season to spend all day in the cold counting birds! We had a beautiful, clear, and very cold Christmas Bird Count today. We tallied 27 local bird species on Zoo grounds! Highlights included a pair of red shouldered hawks, two black phoebes, a lesser goldfinch, and three Nuttall’s woodpeckers. Yes, we count the mallards and wood ducks on the lake, they are Zoo visitors! Just off grounds at the nearest pond we found a pair of belted kingfishers, and spotted a black-throated gray warbler in an oak tree in the park. Happy Birding!
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