Monday, February 1, 2016

Backyard Biolblitz for January

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Here is a list of species we saw in our backyard for January of 2016. I included the original list that we generated early in the month and added to it:

  • non-natives are marked with an *asterisk 

Birds:
  • Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 
cardinal in icy tree
  • mourning dove Zenaida macroura
  • American goldfinch Carduelis tristis
  • tufted titmouse Parus bicolor
  • Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus 
 chickadee at feeder
  • American robin Turdus migratorious
  • brown headed cowbird Molothrus ater
  • blue jay Cyanocitta cristata
  • downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens
 downy 2
  • red bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 
 red bellied woodpecker
  • white breasted nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  • Carolina chickadee Parus carolinensis
  • song sparrow Melospiza melodia
  • red tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  • house finch Caprodacus mexicanus
  • *European starling Sturnus vulgaris
  • Red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  • American crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • white-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  • yellow-rumped warbler Setophaga coronata
  • Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  • Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii
  • pileated woodpecker Hylatomus pileatus
 good pileated picture
  • Eastern towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  • brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Mammals:
  • gray squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
  • eastern cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
  Trees and shrubs: 
  • Virginia pine or scrub pine Pinus virginiana
  •  Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginian
  • American Holly Ilex opaca
  • Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
  • *Nandina or heavenly bamboo  Nandina domestica
Fungi:  
  • Cedar apple rust  Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae

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