Monday, April 2, 2012

Waiting for spring birds

Pollen-bearing catkins of the native North American shrub Salix discolor, otherwise known as Pussywillow.

Bird list for the week of March 26 to March 30, 2012:

Wild Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown-headed Cowbird
Blue Jay
Red-tailed Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Song Sparrow
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
European Starling
American Robin
American Crow
Fish Crow

Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird


Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, the many-tongued mimic. Here sunning quietly on pavement in the early morning.

Did anybody notice what I was attempting with the bird names? Emphasize "attempting". Okay, it really only worked for the first few names of the first two groups...

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