Monday, October 14, 2013

All quiet

A quiet morning, sunny and still. I got there a little before 8:00 and soon was joined by several other birders. The highlight was a Wilson's Warbler in the Alanthus in the lower garden, perhaps the same bird as was reported recently. The Red-shouldered Hawk seems to be back. I recorded it pretty consistently between October 17 and December 23 last year.

Mallard  4
Cooper's Hawk  1     first a flyover, then low strafe over lower garden
Red-shouldered Hawk  1     heard along the river
Herring Gull  4     tight formation
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1     edge of upper garden
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1     woods above pond
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1     woods above pond
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  4
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  6
Wilson's Warbler  1     In Alanthus in lower garden. olive back and crown, bright yellow underparts. Seen by others
Chipping Sparrow  8
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  20
House Finch  20
American Goldfinch  18
House Sparrow  3


  1. Nice to see the Wilson's Warbler is sticking around and the Red-shouldered Hawk is back!

  2. Sounds like you guys had a nice morning and you must be feeling better. I'm glad the Wilson's was confirmed.