Monday, August 8, 2011

Another mid-summer bird list.

Common Raven, Corvus corax, on a campus rooftop [photo Lynn Jones]

Contributing birders:
Lynn, Sue, Tom

Bird list for July 25- August 5:

Wild Turkey
Canada Goose - a little flock is back, feeding on campus
Double-crested Cormorant - fly-by
Herring Gull - the only gull around campus now
5. Killdeer
Great Blue Heron - fly-by
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
10. Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker - not common, but find-able
Eastern Kingbird - first of the summer
Blue Jay
15. American Crow
Common Raven - two, possibly three on the roof of the C-buildings
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Barn Swallow
20. Tree Swallow - a good fly-by
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - another fly-by
House Wren
Black-capped Chickadee - not common, but always find-able
American Robin
25. Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler - still a few around
Common Yellowthroat - a female
Northern Cardinal
30. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - a female
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch
House Finch
Common Grackle
35. House Sparrow

Thirty five species is very respectable for mid-summer on our little patch of turf (the 135 acres which is West Campus).

Eastern Coyote, Canis latrans. One of this year's pups.
Photo by Brendan in Facilities.

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