Lorance Creek Natural Area 10/31/12

This afternoon we went to Lorance Creek Natural Area which is located east of I-530 on Bingham Road.  The trail is short but covers some interesting habitat including pine woodland and cypress/tupelo swamp.  On our journey we hoped to encounter some winter birds specifically a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  At midday the birds weren’t very active however we did get a few.  An occasional Eastern Phoebe would swing by to break the drought of activity.  While on the boardwalk, several Hermit Thrush called back and forth and an occasional Golden-crowned Kinglet called.  We stopped for a while to videotape the area and we spotted some Cedar Waxwings.  While taping the waxwings we heard a distant hooting.  The hooting came again but clearer and we were able to determine that it was a Barred Owl which always makes our day.

by DM

Here’s our list:

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Barred Owl
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Common Grackle



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