Friday, March 19, 2010

Another walk...

Another noontime too beautiful to be indoors, so we walked around campus for our lunch-hour. Pretty quiet out there, but I know the phoebes will be back soon!

Today's birders:
Lynn, Debby and Sue

Today's birds:
Canada Goose
Wild Turkey
Killdeer - returning migrant! *
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
American Robin
Blue Jay
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow - singing
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Sparrow

yesterday there were House Finches

Watchful birders throughout the state are beginning to report migrants:

Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Piping Plover
Broad-winged Hawk
Yellow-rumped Warbler - singing
Eastern Bluebird

And many bird species have been observed nest-building:

Red-shouldered Hawk
Eastern Bluebird

*Although it's possible to see the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), year-round in Connecticut, it is a migratory species, traveling as far south as Colombia and Venezuela. It breeds across nearly all of North America, from northern Mexico to Canada's mid-latitudes.

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