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October 27, 2007 [LINK / comment]
Winter ducks have arrived
With that much-needed three-day deluge of rain finally behind us, I took a quick trip to Bell's Lane late this afternoon, and saw three first-of-season birds, as well as a few other interesting ones:
- Ruddy ducks (50+, FOS)
- Ring-necked ducks (20+, FOS)
- Pied-bill grebes (2)
- Starlings (100+)
- Song sparrows (10+)
- Robins (5+)
- Common yellowthroat (M)
- Field sparrow
- White-throated sparrows
- White-crowned sparrow (FOS)
It is unusually late in the season for a yellowthroat to be hanging around these parts. I also spotted a Red fox only 50 or so feet away, and got some pretty decent video images as it lurked in the undergrowth.
Juncos and Purple finches have been showing up in our back yard fairly regularly, and that "weird" Downy woodpecker is still pecking away at the Goldfinches' thistle seed bags.
Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 27 Oct 2007, 8: 04 PM
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