Saturday, May 5, 2007

Migrants slowly trickle in (Gardner 5/5/07)

From 6:30 to 8:30AM I birded locally starting at the the bike path across from Mount Wachusett Community College heading on up Kelton and Raymond ending at the Mass. Audubon's Wompanoag Sanctuary. Some new arrivals included Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Savanaha Sparrow and Brown Thrasher with still good numbers of migrant Yellow-rumped Warblers and White throated Sparrows away from known breeding habitat. I have yet see or hear many species which are back by this date, such as Chestnut-side Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole and Bobolink, to name a few.

The campus pond at Mount Wachusett Community College

Savanaha Sparrows

This morning's bird list:

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 4
Ruffed Grouse 2
Wild Turkey 1
Common Loon 3
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 6
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 19
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 17
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 19
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 27
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 16
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Pine Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 14
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Purple Finch 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 11
House Sparrow 2

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