Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm Baaaack!!

I was out with a cold, just the common cold, no bird flu or porcine flu. And now that my sinuses have almost cleared, I'm finally up to going out birding again - 65 degrees and a beautiful sunny day sure helped! We headed to the shore again, picked up lunch at Chick's Drive-In, and tried to see what we could see.

Today's birders: Nick, Lynn and Sue
Today's birds:
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos - new
Brant, Branta bernicla
Common Merganser, Mergus merganser -new

Mergus merganser, Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias -taking handouts from two fishermen on a pier
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos - EVERYBODY's noticing the local flock!
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
American Robin, Turdus migratorius -in A21 parking lot
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis -near A21
It's good to be out birding again!!

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