Another cold drizzly productive day!


One of two Lincoln’s Sparrows on McDonald Road this morning, it actually held still for a minute or so.

I birded McDonald Road and the Bashakill this morning and it was really quite birdy, especially McDonald Road.  It is definitely sparrow season as evidenced by the abundance of these birds currently being seen.  On McRd I had Song, Swamp, White-throated, White-crowend and Lincoln’s Sparrows.  Also present were Palm, Yellow-rumped and Blackpoll Warblers.  Gray Catbird, Swainson’s Thrush, Cedar Waxwings, Northern Flickers, American Robins, Eastern Towhees and Phoebes, two American Kestrels and both kinglets were all there.  It was a very productive visit.  On to the Bashakill, where I met Scott Baldinger and Patrick Dechon.  Haven Road also had a lot of sparrows including Song, Swamp, White-throated and Savannah.  The same three warblers with the addition of a Pine Warbler.  At the Deli Fields, there were initially no hunters, but not as many birds as there have been recently.  Most of the previously mentioned sparrows and warblers were seen as well as many Chipping Sparrows.  An Osprey, a Cooper-s Hawk and a Kestrel were present as well. It finally began to rain in earnest just before noon, and a truck load of hunters arrived, so I headed home.  Great morning !

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