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4BY1: Quarterly Report April 1, 2015

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American goldfinch, tufted titmouse, northern cardinal, blue jay, house sparrow, dark-eyed junco, purple finch, red-bellied woodpecker, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, common raven, American crow, red-tailed hawk, rock dove/pigeon, European starling, rough-legged hawk, snow goose, osprey, bald eagle, snowy owl, American robin, common eider, herring gull, red-breasted merganser, long-tailed duck (oldsquaw), black-backed gull, mallard, common redpoll, wild turkey, pileated woodpecker, eastern bluebird, American kestrel, northern mockingbird, turkey vulture, Canada goose, common loon, common merganser, common goldeneye, song sparrow, hooded merganser, red-winged blackbird. (43. 2012: 40. 2013: 53. 2014: 40.)

Yes, we had our second snowy owl sighting, in January, in Maine. And I finally heard my first red-winged blackbird two days ago.



1. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - April 5, 2015

The redwing blackbirds have made it to the WP another year! I’ll miss them.

2. Mali - April 19, 2015

I’m off to google the difference between a downy woodpecker and a hairy woodpecker. You could be making these names up, for all I know.

Mali - April 19, 2015

Okay, now I know.

indigobunting - April 19, 2015

This made me laugh. I just watched a movie called “Woodpecker” and in the commentary it was noted that the actor would sometimes make up names of birds that seemed just as plausible as the real names. (Of course, that didn’t make it into the film.)

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