Date: 5/12/20 2:32 pm From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Kerr Lake spring bird count results
The 17th Kerr Lake Spring Bird Count was held on April 28, 2020 under cloudy skies, light winds and temperatures 38-62. 12 observers in 7 parties tallied 125 species (average 119) and 4,567 birds (average 3916) led by 565 Double-crested Cormorant, 265 Ring-billed Gull and 211 Yellow-rumped Warbler.
NEW TO SPRING CHECKLIST: Sora from Dick Cross WMA, Loggerhead Shrike from Palmer Springs.
OTHER GOODIES: Rarity list was well represented with Blue-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon (3 years straight), Pied-billed Grebe, American Kestrel, American Woodcock, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren (3rd) and Veery.
MISSES: Coopers Hawk, Solitary Sandpiper, HAIRY WOODPECKER (1ST miss), Black-throated Green Warbler, Savannah Sparrow and Baltimore Oriole.