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The Birds of Jackson Run

Eastern Bird species viewed on Jackson Run,
Washington County, Ohio

Cardinal

Junco

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted and red-breasted nuthatch

Black-capped Chickadee

Rufous-sided towhee

Mourning dove

Red-eyed vireo

 

Ovenbird

Rose-breasted grosbeak

Eastern phoebe

Belted kingfisher

Scarlet tanager

Common crow

Some of these birds are residents while others have been seen (or heard) as they pass through on their way to somewhere else.  Not all were seen on Jackson Run.  Some were seen along the county highway or in nearby towns.

Birding is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and the environment.  Spring is the best time to identify the birds, when they are breeding and the males are singing their territorial songs.  April and May seem to be the most favorable months for this.  Toward summer especially with the passing of the Summer Solstice activity begins to wind down, and you'll hear less of their songs.

The increase of daylight hours, beginning with the Winter Solstice in December, triggers the reproductive cycle of birds. Poultry farmers understand this, because chickens tend to lay more eggs in response to increased light, and as the darker months approach, their egg laying decreases.

Barred owl

Chipping sparrow

Goldfinch

 

White-crowned sparrow

Great blue heron

Red-tailed hawk

Yellow warbler

Yellowthroat

Yellow-throated vireo

Red-bellied woodpecker

Hairy woodpecker

Downy woodpecker

Catbird

Yellow-billed cuckoo

Kentucky warbler

I'm sure I will be adding on pictures as new birds appear on the scene.  It's exciting to discover what each new day brings to these deciduous woods.  Learning to recognize birds through their calls is a skill anyone can learn with enough practice.  Then, if you're lucky enough to actually see one... better yet!

Pileated woodpecker

Wood thrush

Olive-backed thrush

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Robin

Song sparrow



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