Date: 1/1/21 7:10 pm
From: Thomas Driscoll (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Pettigrew CBC - December 30th
Great count!  Where was the Yellow-headed Blackbird?

Have a great day,tom driscollChapel Hill, NC USA

On Friday, January 1, 2021, 9:44 PM, Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> wrote:

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Six parties covered the Pettigrew CBC on Wednesday, Dec 30th. We enjoyed great weather, albeit with a cool start in the low 30s. All groups combined found 114 taxa (tied for the highest total species list).  Highlights from the count included:

1st count records for Krider’s Red-tailed Hawk, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and Indigo Bunting


2nd -  Virginia Rail


3rd - Evening Grosbeak


4th - Red-breasted Nuthatch


Additionally, we had notable species such as Ash-throated Flycatcher and Clay-colored Sparrow, each of which has become anticipated, if not expected, in recent years. We also had high counts of Barred Owl (6) and Black-and-white Warbler (4).


Good birding!


Ed Corey

Inventory Biologist, NC Division of Parks and Recreation

NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources

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