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.
Also: 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.