Monday, August 8, 2011
Another mid-summer bird list.
Common Raven, Corvus corax, on a campus rooftop [photo Lynn Jones]
Lynn, Sue, Tom
Bird list for July 25- August 5:
Canada Goose - a little flock is back, feeding on campus
Double-crested Cormorant - fly-by
Herring Gull - the only gull around campus now
Great Blue Heron - fly-by
10. Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker - not common, but find-able
Eastern Kingbird - first of the summer
15. American Crow
Common Raven - two, possibly three on the roof of the C-buildings
20. Tree Swallow - a good fly-by
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - another fly-by
Black-capped Chickadee - not common, but always find-able
25. Gray Catbird
Yellow Warbler - still a few around
Common Yellowthroat - a female
30. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - a female
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.