Monday, April 25, 2011
New bird on campus!!
This is our enterprising Song Sparrow, who, when finding the feeder empty, eats from the suet cake above.
West Campus bird list for the week of April 18 to 21:
Double-crested Cormorant (red is returning migrants) This one was a fly-over
Northern Harrier - a fly-over
American Kestrel - a female alone Monday through Wednesday, then a male joined her on Thursday, and they've been hanging out in the vicinity of the nest box - How cool is THAT??!! - we'll keep our fingers crossed
Northern Flicker - investigating last years' nest cavity
American Robin - gathering nesting material
Dark-eyed Junco (blue is departing migrants)
American Tree Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus - a new species for West Campus!! Lynn found it in a mixed group of blackbirds and starlings - follow the link to read all about this not-so-common species of blackbird
So, as you can see, we came crashing through the 30-species goal this week, with a total of 38.