Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl Sunday Birding

While listening to the radio on my drive to my birding location today I heard a Colts song. Follow this link to take a listen: www.myspace.com/michaelbarthel. The song is called "18 on the Program", it is a Colts version of "American Pie" by Don McLean.


Eastern Bluebird-One of many species that can be found in Yellowwood.

The birding turned out to be quite interesting and a good way to start off Superbowl Sunday. There was lots of activity on the east side of Yellowwood Lake in Yellowwood State Forest. I had my first Red-breasted Nuthatches in the state forest for a couple months and my first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker of the year. The sapsucker stayed on the same tree for about 15 minutes and chased away every other bird that came into the tree. While watching the sapsucker 5 Pileated Woodpeckers came into the area, luckily for the sapsucker they didn't enter his tree so he didn't have to try to chase them away.

I was also able to see one Winter Wren and hear another along the creek that runs into Yellowwood Lake. I have only had one Winter Wren here all winter so having 2 in one day was exciting. During migration it is possible to see around 5 Winter Wrens in the same area.

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