My Bird Blog: A blog about my birding discoveries, bird feeders, birds on my life lists, and all things bird related

Sue's Bird Blog Archives

Christmas Bird Count - East Aurora

Published January 02, 2016
Tags: General Observations, White-throated Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk

The annual CBC (Christmas Bird Count) was held this weekend for the Orchard Park and East Aurora areas.  I was assigned to East Aurora on a cold and windy / snowy day.  Wind always makes for difficult birding and I was very grateful that Jajean Rose volunteered to help me out. His keen eyes and ears made the count much easier - thank you, Jajean!

We both agreed our best birds were a couple of Eastern Bluebirds, another two Cedar Waxwings, and a single Carolina Wren. I think these were all FOY birds for me.

Due to the conditions, photos were nearly impossible, but I did manage to grab two photos of a juvenile Red-tailed and a White-throated Sparrow at the end of the day.
bird photo
White-throated Sparrow
bird photo
Young Red-tailed Hawk