Monday, April 18, 2011
Assorted flowering trees - in the foreground is Pussy Willow, and the red haze in the background is Red Maple, with roots down-slope in the floodplain of our little Oyster River.
The bird list still hasn't broken 30 species, but this is the time of year when we get both winter and summer species, so the list should begin to grow soon.
White-throated Sparrow - link to song
Song Sparrow - link to song, highly variable in this species
Savannah Sparrow - new this week - not singing here at W.C., not sure if this sparrow breeds here
Chipping Sparrow - new this week - link to song (similar to below, but "mechanical")
Dark-eyed Junco - lingering winter visitor - link to song (very similar to above, but "musical")