species of birds were noted today, most at my residence in Birchwood (Hamilton
County) or at or near the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park or Hiwassee Wildlife
Refuge – both at Birchwood, but in Meigs County. Some highlights follow:
Two Northern bobwhites were heard from the
gazebo at the HWR and another near Priddy Road which leads into the HWR.
· Two hatchling
bald eagles were flexing their wings on a nest. Both their parents were nearby
in the same tree on the HWR.
Four species of warblers were seen or heard. I
heard a hooded warbler at home. Two or three black-and-white warblers were
heard and one was seen near the ramp at the CRMP. A yellow-breasted chat was
on the HWR near Blythe Ferry Lane. (Is this bird still considered a warbler?)
I heard a yellow-billed cuckoo at home and
another at the CRMP.
I heard a wood thrush at home.
A female hairy woodpecker came to a peanut
butter suet feeder at home.