Friday, May 12, 2017

TGI Parula

Northern Parula Setophaga americana
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  Felt much birdier today, with the sun out for much of the day. Always great to have a bird like a Northern Parula fill your eyepieces with its amazing technicolor dream-plumes. The Brown Thrasher was also awesome to watch, as it thrashed (as they do) through the leaf litter - an exotic-looking species that somehow 'feels tropical' to me. Time to soak my feet.

Westmount Summit and environs + (both cemeteries), May 12, 2017
Turkey Vulture-(3)
Ring-billed Gull-1 (2)
Downy Woodpecker-2 (3)
Hairy Woodpecker-1 (2)
Northern Flicker-1 (7+)

Eastern Phoebe-1
Blue-headed Vireo-3 (3)
Blue Jay-(7)
American Crow-3 (8)
Black-capped Chickadee-5 (8+)
Brown Creeper-1 (1)
White-breasted Nuthatch-1 (1)

Red-breasted Nuthatch-(1 heard)
House Wren-(2 possibly nesting among dead trees)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-10+ (12+)
Eastern Bluebird-(2 singing)
Hermit Thrush-(6)
American Robin-2 (10+)

Gray Catbird-(1 singing)
Brown Thrasher-(1)
European Starling-1 near the summit
Northern Parula-1
Black-throated Blue Warbler-(1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-6+ at the summit, 10+ at 'Westmount secret spot, (8+)
Black-and-white Warbler-(1)
Ovenbird-1 heard at summit, 1 behind the Oratory, (1)
Northern Cardinal-2 near the summit, (2)
Chipping Sparrow-2 (20+)
Song Sparrow-1 near the summit, (2)

White-crowned Sparrow-(1 near the feeder)
White-throated Sparrow-9 (25+)

Dark-eyed Junco-1 (6)
American Goldfinch-2 (12+)

House Finch-2 along Summit Circle, 2 near the Oratory

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