Date: 3/25/21 7:10 am From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...> Subject: [NHBirds] Sparrows and waterfowl in Canterbury
This morning we took a three hour walk around Brookford Farm in Canterbury, and tallied 42 species - probably my highest single eBird checklist of the year so far.
There was a nice diversity of the expected waterfowl on either the back wetland or along the river, including a total of 18 Wood Ducks. The highlights were right near the farm store, where there were SINGING Field and White-crowned Sparrows!! The latter came in to a playback and turned out to be an immature, and I suspect both overwintered locally since it's a bit early for Field and a month early for White-crowned. Sparrows in general were well-represented, with over 30 songs and a dozen Trees, many of the latter also singing as they prepare to head north in the next couple of weeks.
Other highlights were more Killdeer and phoebes, lots of blackbirds, and a flock of 29 turkeys. On the downside, our "forest friends" were scarce, with 1 each chickadee and RB Nuthatch, and 3 titmice. Four creepers was the only exception here, and we missed WBNU entirely.
Pam Hunt and Unity Dienes
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