Monday, May 14, 2012

Birds birds birds and...

West Campus bird list for the week of May 7-11, 2012

Boldface are all migrants, arriving between say, March and May.  In blue are two new migrants for the week.

Blackbird, Red-winged
Cardinal, Northern
Catbird, Gray
Cormorant, Double-crested
Cowbird, Brown-headed
Crow, American
Dove, Mourning
Finch, House
Flicker, Northern
Goldfinch, American
Grackle, Common
Gull, Herring
Hawk, Red-tailed
Jay, Blue
Mockingbird, Northern
Oriole, Baltimore
Pigeon, Rock
Robin, American
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Savannah
Sparrow, Song
Starling, European
Swallow, Barn
Thrush, Wood 
Turkey, Wild
Vireo, Red-eyed
Vireo, Warbling
Warbler, Yellow
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodpecker, Red-bellied
Wren, House
Yellowthroat, Common

And here's the "birds birds birds and..." part.
The white squirrel was sighted again this week!!   It overwintered near the education building at West Campus, in a leafy drey, possibly in company with a regular gray squirrel - of course beneath that white pelage, our white squirrel is a regular Sciurus carolinensis, Eastern Gray Squirrel, anyway.
Link to enjoy photos of albino Eastern Gray Squirrels.
Link to learn how to distinguish albino from  white form gray squirrels.

ps - ours is a true albino

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