Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday summary

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula, photo L. Jones

Another week with a pretty high species count (33) including a returning migrant. Perhaps my favorite little bird of the fall migration was the Blue-headed Vireo, which we saw on several occasions one week. It was back in the same area this chilly May week.

Canada Goose
Wild Turkey
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Great Egret
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, photo L. Jones

Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Chimney Swift
European Starling
Blue-headed Vireo
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Blue Jay
American Crow

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, photo L. Jones

House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Barn Swallow
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
House Finch
Baltimore Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird (sorry Nate, I left this off the list on Friday!)
House Sparrow (also omitted on Friday)

Have a good weekend, enjoy the predicted warm weather, and keep your eyes and ears alert for some new birds.

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