Monday, November 23, 2009

A Blustery Day.

You could almost call it armchair birding. A gray day, cold and windy, so we stayed inside and spent ten minutes walking the empty hallways of our building, checking out the windows. Interesting to peer down onto the same haunts we have walked many times, looking for signs of birdlife.

That's where the Phoebe always sat...
and that's where Nick and I watched a Song Sparrow...
this area is really protected from the wind, maybe good for another feeder?
those spruces have a lot of cones - we should check for cone specialists during the winter

Today's pseudo-birders: Lynn and Sue
Today's scarce birds:
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
That's all folks.

Here's one of my target birds for the winter birding season!! a cone specialist.

White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera

Also good to report, is that four Juncos were seen eating seed which had fallen from our courtyard birdfeeder. Lynn signed up to participate in the New Haven Bird Club's Feeder Survey for 2009/2010, so we will keep track of species and numbers through the end of March.

1 comment:

  1. By the end of the day today we had chickadees at the feeder. Nick and Scott spotted a Downy Woodpecker on the suet. And there was a mourning dove sitting in the tree, looking downward with some interest. I can't wait to see what the morning brings.