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Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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 December 2009 Bird Blog

Durham, NC  12/31/09

White-throated Sparrow        

Durham, NC  12/30/09

Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Adult male Eastern Bluebird Female Northern Cardinal Male House Finch

Durham, NC  12/27/09

Red-shouldered Hawk, monitoring our front yard bird feeder.  It got my attention by making unusual clucking sounds.        

Durham, NC  12/26/09

Subadult Eastern Bluebirds        

Fort Fisher (Battery Buchanan), New Hanover County, NC  12/22/09

American Oystercatchers, seen on jetty American Oystercatcher, among jetty group Ruddy Turnstones, apparently in winter or transitional plumage.  Seen in main area on dock.  ID thanks to Jerry Kerschner of Pawleys Island, SC. Ruddy Turnstones.  Both winter and transitional plumage more clear here.  

Carolina Beach (Atlantic Ocean), New Hanover County, NC 12/22/09

Sanderling Sanderlings      

Lake Park, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  12/22/09

This Osprey flew back and forth over the lake but didn't dive while I was looking.        

Durham, NC  12/20/09

Red-shouldered Hawk with prey        

Durham, NC  12/18/09

It's snowing in Durham! Male Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal Tufted Titmouse  

Durham, NC  12/16/09

Red-bellied Woodpecker        

Durham, NC  12/12/09

American Goldfinches    

Durham, NC  12/11/09

Young Eastern Bluebird         

Durham, NC  12/10/09

Tufted Titmouse        

Durham, NC  12/8/09

Male Eastern Bluebird        

Durham, NC  12/7/09

American Robin, coming to eat Boxwood berries.  In the many years that we've had Boxwoods and of course robins, this was the only time we saw them do this, and only for about an hour that particular day. Brown-headed Nuthatch Female Downy Woodpecker    

Durham, NC  12/5/09

Brown-headed Nuthatch        

Durham, NC  12/4/09

Male Dark-eyed Junco        

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