Monday, December 2, 2013

December Towhees

Very still this morning. The Towhees are still present (at least two of them; as many as 5 have been reported recently). I am also pretty sure I heard a Baltimore Oriole song, three bursts, at the base of the path cutting through the woods to the drive way from the upper garden. But I couldn't locate the bird. Mainly, the woods near the lower garden were full of Cedar Waxwings.

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  10
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  40
European Starling  30
Cedar Waxwing  25     Conservative. Trees at base of lower garden, and above mulch area
Eastern Towhee  2     F seen, another heard, both at lower garden. Continuing birds.
American Tree Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  10
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  25     
Northern Cardinal  4
House Finch  6

Ryan Merrill reported a possible pink-sided junko, a female, among the slate-colored ones. Here's a very poor photo of a candidate for this bird. Note the black lores and gray (not brown) hood, contrasting with the brown back. The bird stood out in the crowd. 

1 comment:

  1. very cool about the possible pink sided, I'd love to get out there and see if it isn't still around and if it will cooperate for a picture or two...