2016dec_wash_oaks_groupSix people showed up for a blustery walk through Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  It was cold and windy by the river, but not so bad in the gardens and road area.   The birds were pretty much tucked in against the cold wind, and only showed themselves for the briefest of moments.  Most of the time we could not get an eyeball on them, let alone binoculars.

On the way out, we wanted to see the beachside of the park but it was still closed from the hurricane Matthew damage.  The entire place apparently was unstable and unsafe.  So we stopped further south on AIA to look for shorebirds.  Not much there, but interesting photos of the hurricane damage near the road.

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Group photo by Richard Fasse, Wren by Don

List of Birds

Ring-billed Gull

Fish Crow

Red-shouldered Hawk

Bald Eagle (adult)

Wood Storks

White Ibis

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Great Egret

Brown Pelicans

Cormorants

American Robin

Northern Cardinal

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Pine Warbler

Downy Woodpecker

Common Yellowthroat

Carolina Wren

Ovenbird

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Snow Geese

Sanderlings

Willet