A nice winter birding day in Tanglewood Park

Yesterday was a cool, clear and sunny day here in Winston. We spent a few nice hours birding along the Yadkin River in Tanglewood Park.

We were treated to several sightings of dozens of Cedar Waxwings. Here’s one:

Cedar Waxwing And here is a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, not very concealed in leafless winter branches:

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


  • Jennifer January 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Beautiful! Hope you are enjoying the first day of 2013!

    • Ferd January 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      Well, after a fun masquerade party last night, I got to bed at 2 AM, then had to wake up early to go to work today. It was a little rough, but I did it! All in all, yeah, a good day today. Hope yours was, too! Happy New Year, Jennifer! :-)

  • Katherine January 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    A red shouldered hawk? Never heard of that! We have red tailed hawks but I’ve never seen a red shouldered. How beautiful!

    • Ferd January 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Both Red-tailed and Red-shouldered are pretty common in our neck of the woods. Look up some pictures of the adult hawks to see why they are named the way they are.
      Thanks for the visit, Katherine! :-)