Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Veery quiet day out

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
  Still unseasonably fresh out, and today felt unseasonably quiet - a definite clear-out underway in the past few days. The summit woods were devoid of migrants, as were the cemeteries - at first.
  At 1:30, everything started up singing all at once, which led to a brief sensory overload.

Westmount Summit + (both cemeteries), May 11, 2017
Great Blue Heron-(1 over Mount Murray)
Turkey Vulture-(3)
Cooper's Hawk-(1)
Peregrine Falcon-(1 in the U de M 'box')
Ring-billed Gull-(1)
Rock Dove-(1 dead near the feeder)
Downy Woodpecker-1 (1)
Hairy Woodpecker-1 (3)
Northern Flicker-1 heard, (8)

Eastern Phoebe-(2)
Great Crested Flycatcher-1 heard
Blue-headed Vireo-(4+ singing)
American Crow-2 (7)
Common Raven-(1 heard)
Black-capped Chickadee-2 (10+)
Brown Creeper-(1)
White-breasted Nuthatch-1 (2)

Red-breasted Nuthatch-(1 heard)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2 (8+)
Eastern Bluebird-(3)
American Robin-2 (7+)

Gray Catbird-(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-(3)
Pine Warbler-(1)
Northern Cardinal-1 (2)
Chipping Sparrow-2 (12+)
Song Sparrow-(3)

White-crowned Sparrow-(1)
White-throated Sparrow-6 (25+)

Dark-eyed Junco-(4)
American Goldfinch-3+ (12+)

House Finch-2 along Summit Circle
Purple Finch-(1)

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