Today we began walking for migrants in our Woods. We generally saw the same short cast of characters, but did see 2 Swainson's Thrushes and one Flycatcher we weren't willing to make a final call on. We did NOT hear Blue-gray gnatcatchers or common yellowthroats today, which have been regulars throughout the summer.
Species list for 8/23/17Red-tailed HawkRuby-throated HummingbirdMourning DoveRock DoveDowny WoodpeckerRed-bellied WoodpeckerEastern Wood PeweeEmpidonax species (1) nice eye ring, yellow wash on breast and bellyChimney SwiftBlue JayBlack-capped ChickadeeWhite-breasted NuthatchAmerican RobinSwainson's Thrush (2)Gray CatbirdNorthern CardinalRed-winged BlackbirdCommon Gracklebrown-headed CowbirdBaltimore Oriole -continuing. (Yesterday 3 males, 1 female at same time)Eastern TowheeHouse SparrowHouse FinchAmerican Goldfinch
We will walk at 9:30 each Wednesday through the end of SeptemberLoyce FandreiHighland