Friday, February 24, 2012

Blackbirds arrived this week!

Basically an unseasonably warm stretch, but overnight last night (23rd-24th) it snowed. Just an inch or two, then changed to fine rain, and now, at the end of the afternoon, the temperature is still low enough that the snow lingers.

One of our local Red-tailed Hawks, Buteo jamaicensis.
Lynn's photo.

Birds for the two week period from February 13-17 and 20-24th, 2012.

Wild Turkey
Canada Goose
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk - a kettle of seven birds, a mix of five "tails" and two
Cooper's Hawk (probably) - which did NOT include our two local Red-tails
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
10. Northern Flicker

American Crow
Fish Crow
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
American Robin
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
20. Song Sparrow

An old familiar tune is back on campus - the Song Sparrows are singing!
Lynn's photo. Melospiza melodia melodia

House Finch
American Goldfinch
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
26. House Sparrow

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