Thursday, December 26, 2013

some bird sightings from Metairie

Today I saw four uncommon wintering birds for urban Metairie, all in places new to me:

Red-tailed Hawk- an adult harassed by crows, where the Earhardt Expressway crosses Central Avenue

American Kestrel- a male perched on a wire by the Earhardt Expressway, where it passes the end of Severn

Brown Thrasher- a bird high in a bare tree at the north end of Dodge in Old Jefferson (where it abuts the railroad right of way)

Northern Flicker- also high in a bare tree, in the 800 block of Jefferson Heights Avenue in Old Jefferson

These were all in the course of an hour.

Good birding! 


For a copy of Birding Made Easy-New Orleans, email me at, or look for it at area book stores.  It is now available at
Uptown:  Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop, Octavia Books
French Quarter and Marigny:  Peach Records, Fauborg Marigny Art Books Music, Librairie Book Shop, Beckham's Bookshop, Arcadian Books and Prints, the Crabnet
Mid City:  City Park Botanical Garden, Community Book Center

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