Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday, a quick walk...

Bright sun, light wind, few birds. Temps high 50's. We walked the brushy edges along the W periphery of our end of campus (A21), where there are lots of good berry-bearing trees and bushes.
Today's birders: Nick, Lynn & Sue
Today's birds:
Buteo sp. - very high, likely NOT Red-tail
Buteo jamaicensis, Red-tailed Hawk
Falco sp. likely peregrinus - very high, wings crook'd in a dive
Cathartes aura, Turkey Vulture
Columba livia, Rock Pigeon
Corvus brachyrhynchos, American Crow
Cyanocitta cristata, Blue Jay
Turdus migratorius, American Robin
Sturnus vulgaris, European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris, European Starling in winter plumage
Cardinalis cardinalis, Northern Cardinal
Zonotrichia albicollis, White-throated Sparrow
Melospiza melodia, Song Sparrow
Junco hyemalis, Dark-eyed Junco
Poecile atricapilla, Black-capped Chickadee

Today's mammals:
Sylvilagus floridanus, Eastern Cottontail

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