Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Woods Walk

Wow, another gorgeous day, sunny, high-50's, no wind. We explored a new trail, which Tom recently extended - he gets to spend WORK time doing things like that!!! So, we got our feet a little wet, jumping over the stream, but other than that, wandered through some pretty nice habitat.

portion of the new trail along the Oyster River
Today's birders: Lynn, Nick, Scott, Debby and Sue
Today's birds:
Accipiter sp., likely two Sharp-shinned Hawks, flying amongst a swirling flock of Starlings
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus - sitting on a light post
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens - male and female
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus - A21 parking lot
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum - several

Scott and Nick scanning the treetops
American Robin, Turdus migratorius - a large flock
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos - morning fly-over
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis - in A21 courtyard
White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis - several
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus - male and female
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus - two males
Everybody's feeding on the abundant berry crop.
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) in an Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Photo taken through my binoculars. SBH

Today's mammals:
Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus

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