I headed to Millbrook Marsh after searching for the rough-legged and came up with 14 species in 40 minutes. The highlight at the marsh was a pair of Swamp Sparrows foraging in the dead cattails. Below is a list of species followed by a few photos from the marsh.
Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Observation date: 1/4/11 Number of species: 14 Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos 35 Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura 3 Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon 1 Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata 1 American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos 2 Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus 5 Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor 1 Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus 1 Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos 1 American Tree Sparrow - Spizella arborea 3 Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana 2 Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis 4 House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus 1 House Sparrow - Passer domesticus 5
|Blue Jay (Millbrook Marsh 1/4/2011)|
|Northern Mockingbird (Millbrook Marsh 1/4/2011)|
|American Tree Sparrow (MIllbrook Marsh 1/4/2011)|
After birding today, I brought my Centre County and Big Year lists to 26 species.