Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday October 5th

Another windy, though warm morning in our little courtyard. Nick and I saw several Mourning Doves, a small flock of American Robins, Song Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows. A flock of Cedar Waxwings flew overhead earlier in the morning, they'll probably be around all winter, since we have so many fruiting trees out at West Campus. Another new bird for our courtyard list - we had two Gray Catbirds skulking in the shrubbery, but giving themselves away with a raspy
"meaow". And now, unfortunately, I report that we had THREE windowkills over the weekend. Two Mourning Doves and a beautiful little Lincoln's Sparrow. I've never seen a Lincoln's Sparrow in life, so it's pretty sad to see it for the first time dead. In the photo, the White-throated Sparrow from Friday is the upper bird, the Lincoln's the lower.

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