Friday, April 27, 2018


Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
White-throated Sparrow exiting stage left
  Another five-hour feet-smasher this morning. Lower numbers today, but a few interesting new arrivals. Now tired.

Mount-Royal Cemetery, (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery), April 27, 2018
Canada Goose-(3)
Turkey Vulture-1
Cooper’s Hawk-2 (2)
Northern Harrier-1
Red-shouldered Hawk-1 being harried by crows
Peregrine Falcon-(1 on the tower)
Ring-billed Gull-3 (20+)
Rock Dove-3
Downy Woodpecker-3 (3)
Hairy Woodpecker-2 (1)
Northern Flicker-1 (4)
Eastern Wood-Pewee?-(1, an upslurred pyuhreeee call was heard well from the field/forest edge at the north side of NDN, but the bird was not seen. It wasn't a Killdeer. April 27 seems quite early for this species. Another explanation was that I heard someone in the empty woods blasting a snippet of playback for this species. Seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened...)
Eastern Phoebe-1 in L2
American Crow-9 (13)
Black-capped Chickadee-8 (8)
Brown Creeper-3 (4)
White-breasted Nuthatch-(1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2, including one excavating a nest hole
Winter Wren-1 in Oak Ridge
Golden-crowned Kinglet-6 (10+)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-8+ (18)
Eastern Bluebird-1
Hermit Thrush-(3 in the north woods)
American Robin- 8 (15)
Bohemian Waxwing-1 bulky bird seen with the Cedar Waxwing flock was probably a Bo-Wax
Cedar Waxwing-35ish flushed from pines in L7 and flew towards Mount Royal
Northern Cardinal-3 (4)
Eastern Towhee-1 female first spotted in E5, then zipped into E4 – extremely skulky, was associating with White-throated Sparrows, called twice
Chipping Sparrow-30+ (35+)
Song Sparrow-10 (12+)
Swamp Sparrow-1 spotted near enough to Tuesday’s bird, but appears to be a different individual – it sang twice, and was in suitable swampy habitat...would be thrilling if it was trying to set up a territory...
Fox Sparrow-1 on Mountain View
White-throated Sparrow-12+, (20+)
Dark-eyed Junco-35+ (6)
Red-winged Blackbird-1 in N1, sang once then flew into NDN
American Goldfinch-5 (7)
Pine Siskin-1
House Finch-2 (1)
Purple Finch-2

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