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Birds in 2015

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Yesterday as I was leaving work, I heard a Killdeer. Walked down to the pond, which was still frozen over and there it was, running around on the ice.

 

This morning, saw a number of robins in my garden.

 

Number Date         Species                 M/F Location Notes

1 6-Jan-15         Dark Eyed Junco na Feeder Lots of them.

2 6-Jan-15         Starling                 na Feeder

3 6-Jan-15         Weaver finch         M&F Feeder

4 6-Jan-15         Downy Woodpecker M&F Feeder

5 6-Jan-15         Hairy Woodpecker F Feeder

6 6-Jan-15         Red bellied woodpecker F Feeder

7 6-Jan-15          Mourning dove         na Feeder

8 6-Jan-15         Bluejay                 na Feeder

9 6-Jan-15         Cooper's hawk         na Feeder stalking the feeder

10 7-Jan-15         Crow                 na field

11 7-Jan-15         Nuthatch                 na Feeder

- 7-Jan-15         Red bellied woodpecker M&F Feeder

12 8-Jan-15         Cardinal M&F Feeder

13 11-Jan-15 Black Capped Chickadee na Feeder

14 13-Jan-15 Red tailed hawk na Tree along I-380

15 13-Jan-15 Bald eagle                 na Flying along I-380

16 17-Jan-15 Canadian geese na Flying overhead

17 20-Jan-15 Rock pigeon         na RuffaloCODY

18 29-Jan-14 Wild turkeys         na along I-380

19 31-Jan-15 Brown headed cowbird na Feeder

20 31-Jan-15 sharp shinned hawk na along the road to the west

21 9-Feb-15         Herring gull         na I-380 bridge/dam in CR

22 9-Feb-15         Mallard duck         M&F Flying south of Ruffalo

23 1-Mar-15         Pheasants         M&F Feeding in the field at the farm

24 1-Mar-15         Goldfinch          M Hartman - at the feeder

25 12-Mar-15 Killdeer                 na On the pond at Ruffalo in CR

26 13-Mar-15 Robin                 na garden

 

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you don't have sparrows do you

Lots of different sparrows. House sparrows (weaver finches) stay all winter. Had a couple of Harris sparrows last winter. Chipping sparrows migrate and should be back soon.

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I have a couple of books that help identify them. There is an app called Merlin that I use on my phone that works very well.

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The red wing black birds are back.

They showed up here last week. I've heard the the turkey vultures are back too, but I haven't seen any yet.

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They showed up here last week. I've heard the the turkey vultures are back too, but I haven't seen any yet.

I don't recall seeing here either. 

 

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Saw pair of trumpeter swans this afternoon. They were in a cornfield along the road. Great big, white birds with the tell take black head and beak. Pretty cool.

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Watching a couple of male cardinals.  They sure stand out against the brown trees.

This time of the year the males are usually beating the crap out of each other.

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Number    Date    Species                M/F    Location      Notes

      1  6-Jan-15  Dark Eyed Junco        na      Feeder        Lots of them.

      2  6-Jan-15  Starling              na      Feeder

      3  6-Jan-15  Weaver finch            M&F    Feeder

      4  6-Jan-15  Downy Woodpecker      M&F    Feeder

      5  6-Jan-15  Hairy Woodpecker      F      Feeder

      6  6-Jan-15  Red bellied woodpecker F      Feeder

      7  6-Jan-15  Mourning dove          na      Feeder

      8  6-Jan-15  Bluejay                na      Feeder

      9  6-Jan-15  Cooper's hawk          na      Feeder        stalking the feeder

    10  7-Jan-15  Crow                  na      field

    11  7-Jan-15  Nuthatch              na      Feeder

    -  7-Jan-15  Red bellied woodpecker M&F    Feeder

    12  8-Jan-15  Cardinal              M&F    Feeder

    13  11-Jan-15  Black Capped Chickadee na      Feeder

    14  13-Jan-15  Red tailed hawk        na      Tree along I-380

    15  13-Jan-15  Bald eagle            na      Flying along I-380

    16  17-Jan-15  Canadian geese        na      Flying overhead

    17  20-Jan-15  Rock pigeon            na      RuffaloCODY

    18  29-Jan-14  Wild turkeys          na      along I-380

    19  31-Jan-15  Brown headed cowbird  na      Feeder

    20  31-Jan-15  sharp shinned hawk    na      along the road to the west

    21  9-Feb-15  Herring gull          na      I-380 bridge/dam in CR

    22  9-Feb-15  Mallard duck          M&F    Flying south of Ruffalo

    23  1-Mar-15  Pheasants              M&F    Feeding in the field at the farm

    24  1-Mar-15  Goldfinch              M      Hartman - at the feeder

    25  12-Mar-15  Killdeer              na      On the pond at Ruffalo in CR

    26  13-Mar-15  Robin                  na      garden

    27  16-Mar-15  Red winged black bird  M&F    Around the pond at Ruffalo in CR

    28  20-Mar-15  Grackle                M&F    Feeder

    29  27-Mar-15  Trumpeter Swans        M&F    Amana

    30  29-Mar-15  Western meadowlark    na      North English

 

 

 

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wow those are alot of birds

thanks, Kim. I wanted to keep a list this year. I think Greene said his list last year was about 125.

 

I am being pretty picky. I have to see and positively identify the species before it counts.

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