Date: 9/6/17 11:46 am
From: <5hats...>
Subject: [obol] Thonrton Creek (Lincoln) 9/6

A good push of migrant birds, as well as some residents in the canyon by my house this morning

25 Black-throated Gray Warblers
8 Wilson's Warblers
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Townsend's Warbler (uncommon to rare here)
4 Purple Finches
25 Cedar Waxwings
2 Western Tanagers

Interestingly, no empidonax flycatchers or warbling vireos, which are usually associated with such flocks this time of year.

1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
half dozen Black-capped Chickadees
2 Chestnut-backed Chickadees
1 Green Heron
30 Band-tailed Pigeons
10 American Crows
40 Amcrican Robins
2 many Steller's Jays
a bit earlier at daybreak, a few calling Swainson's Thrushes

Yesterday an American Kestrel (which seemingly has settled in for perhaps the winter here - a rare occurrence) was being aggressively territorial. By repeated strafing accompanied with much agitated vocalizing, it drove off in quick succession a Red-tailed Hawk and then an American Crow.


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