Two New Bird Species in the Thicket Today…December 31, 2010.

The weather is perfect, just a slight breeze.  The feeding station will be brimming with fresh fruit tomorrow a.m.  Stop by and say hello to Holiday Volunteer and Board President Jim Chapman who will be staffing the Visitors’ Center and promises to have fresh baked cookies on hand and a bird list that includes two new species listed this morning by Dan Jones, a most reliable resource.  First time for the Loggerhead Shrike and the Spotted Towee.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 25

Plain Chachalaca 20

Great Blue Heron 1

Great Egret 1

Turkey Vulture 15

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Killdeer 1

Rock Pigeon 20

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2

Inca Dove 10

White-tipped Dove 6

Buff-bellied Hummingbird 3

Black-chinned Hummingbird 2

Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird 1

Green Kingfisher 1

Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Great Kiskadee 2

Tropical Kingbird 1

Loggerhead Shrike 1

White-eyed Vireo 3

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Green Jay 2

Black-crested Titmouse 5

Carolina Wren 2

House Wren 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5

Hermit Thrush 1

Northern Mockingbird 6

Long-billed Thrasher 3

Orange-crowned Warbler 8

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Yellow-throated Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Wilson’s Warbler 3

Olive Sparrow 1

Spotted Towhee 1

Lincoln’s Sparrow 5

Northern Cardinal 6

Red-winged Blackbird 20

Great-tailed Grackle 10

Lesser Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 5

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