Friday, October 9, 2009

It's Friday...

Around 8 this morning I checked out the "sparrow place" to see if anything was around. Several Song Sparrows, a White-throated Sparrow, a Catbird, a Phoebe, a Cardinal, a brief glimpse of a warbler. No sign of my White-crowned Sparrow. At lunchtime, in light rain, Lynn, Nick and I went back again! Song Sparrows, Catbird, Northern Yellowthroat, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jays, Northern Flicker, heard a Towhee, and had many Robins. As the rain became more persistent we moved on to another spot, took shelter under some white pines and found three tiny Golden-crowned Kinglets feeding busily right overhead. (googled photo below) Our last stop - all still within the large parking areas at the south end of West Campus - yielded a large mixed flock of Robins and Flickers. Seriously, there were at least a dozen Flickers. To wrap up the outing, add House Sparrows, Rock Pigeons, Mourning Doves, Crows, Turkeys, Starlings, Cowbirds, Canada Geese, unid. gull flyover.

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