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23 Feb 2021 Baldwin co. AL; delta/bay/river & mixed piney/cypress/hardwoods; public access walking paths, interpretive center & other habited buildings 1. ?Red-tailed Hawk 2. ?Swamp Sparrow--deep in shade, hard for me to appreciate color 3. ?Savannah Sparrow--apologies for the blurred image 4. ?Song Sparrow 5. ?Lincoln's Sparrow 6. I could ID the Killdeer (bird in center of lower image) in the field. Can the smaller shorebirds be identified any further than "peep sp."?
Author of discusses the topic of his book about the fragile, unique, & endangered Mobile-Tensaw delta. Pre-registration required https://alaudubon.org/event/online-2021-01-27/
Definitely bad for the birds. Unfortunately, although Alabama is somewhat late to the party, the result will be the same as that playing out over the world. I remember my great grandfather talking about the Lord God Bird (Ivory Billed WP) and how common it was to see in his youth. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-11-29/mobile-river-biodiversity-extinctions-alabama?fbclid=IwAR1guKU4NWAURjKExshsdsAXpFq5O8pY_CdtOXY594OTAJ-7VZS0N7lTZGw