Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday bird walk.

A good group went exploring at lunchtime today, checking for birds in the brushy edges around the south end of West Campus. Overcast with no wind, temp. in the low 60's.
Today's birders: Sue, Lynn, Tom, Kristof, Brian and Becky.

thanks for taking the photo Becky
Today's birds:
Wild Turkey (seen earlier in the morning)
Canada Goose
Merlin (fly-over, good eye Becky!)
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon (seen earlier in the morning)
Mourning Dove (seen earlier in the morning)
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (late afternoon, near Tom's bldg.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (late afternoon, near Tom's bldg.)
American Crow
Blue Jay
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee (heard only)
House Sparrow
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird

And, while we watched for finches, sparrows and warblers amongst the brambles of bittersweet, autumn olive and goldenrod, a white-tailed deer strolled through the scene, his head and antlers just visible above the vegetation!

1 comment:

  1. SUE! I'm glad that you saw the sap suckers because I thought that you were going to be mad when I told you about them on Friday! LOL. We actually saw the red-bellied on the lunchtime walk, maybe you guys missed it. While killing time till volleyball after work I also saw, turkey-4, robins-50?, song sparrows-20, white-throats-10, starlings-40, cowbirds-25, bluejays-10, common crow- 20, canada geese- 25, ruby-crowned kinglets- 5, and cedar waxwings! i had a group of about 20 fly over the A21 parking area, and then at our lunchtime spot there were another 7 sitting in a tree feeding! I couldn't pull up any funky sparrows. Maybe tomorrow!