Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's birds.

After yesterday's record-breaking high temperature (66 degrees at Bradley International Airport, the highest since 1932) today's mid-fifties almost seemed cool.
Friday's bird list comes to me from many sources and different times throughout the day. More people looking for birds as they move about West Campus is a GOOD thing.
Today's contributing birders: Nick, Maureen, Sue and Lynn
Today's birds:
Wild Turkey
Canada Goose
Ring-billed Gull
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
Eastern Phoebe
Cedar Waxwing

Mimus polyglottos, Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
American Robin
European Starling
American Crow
Blue Jay
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

In my experience, the mockingbird can often be found perched on the outer branches of a tangle of brambles, and usually facing the sun. They will sit rather quietly, and sometimes not even fly off - I passed within 2 meters of today's "mocker". It just cocked it's head and watched me walk by.

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