Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday Sept. 28th

I ate lunch out in the courtyard in A21, and noticed quite a bit of bird activity - more than the usual few sparrows and mourning doves. Went back to the office for my binoculars and came up with this list:

Mourning Doves


House Sparrows

Song Sparrows

White-throated Sparrows

American Robin

Eastern Phoebes


Scarlet Tanagers

The tanagers were, obviously, the gift of the day. At first I saw a yellow-green bird foraging in the top of a locust tree - too big for a warbler, maybe a vireo? very stocky bill, too big for a vireo - a tanager, in fresh fall plumage! Eventually I found three of them, hunting insects in the same tree. Nick and Nate joined me after a while - and had a good look, too.


  1. Tuesdays birds - posted by Nick!
    Mourning Doves, Starling, Bluejay, Eastern Phoebe, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Herring Gull. One fat woodchuck. Seen while walking around highway side of A21 at lunchtime. Very windy.

  2. Bring your binoculars for our Wednesday bird-walk...12:30 at the top of the Nature Trail again.