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4BY4: Quarterly Report and Summation January 14, 2016

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

After September, I only added one more bird to my list, on October 7: the yellow-rumped warbler, which had somehow eluded me til then. After that? Nothing new. Apparently this is not unusual—in 2013 I didn’t add a single species in the last quarter; in 2014 I added two, and somehow, in 2012, I added five. Still: always slow without travel. (And I can’t count the birds I saw in London, what with it being another continent.)

So here is the 2015 list in its entirety, a poem of bird names: 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, common grackle, horned grebe, pied-bill grebe, bufflehead, American black duck, merlin, great egret, snowy egret, eastern phoebe, ring-necked duck, green-winged teal, killdeer, glossy ibis, American wigeon, greater yellowlegs, Harlequin duck, surf scoter, black scoter, northern rough-winged swallow, double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, house finch, woodcock, Wilson’s snipe, belted kingfisher, pine siskin, tree swallow, chipping sparrow, broad-winged hawk, chimney swift, rose-breasted grosbeak, yellow-bellied sapsucker, eastern towhee, field sparrow, black-and-white warbler, yellow warbler, gray catbird, white-throated sparrow, brown-headed cowbird, swamp sparrow, spotted sandpiper, barn swallow, tree swallow, northern flicker, wood duck, warbling vireo, white-crowned sparrow, Baltimore oriole, bobolink, common yellowthroat, eastern kingbird, eastern meadowlark, barred owl, ovenbird, ruby-throated hummingbird, indigo bunting, veery, house wren, brown thrasher, chestnut-sided warbler, red-eyed vireo, ruffed grouse, scarlet tanager, wood thrush, American redstart, hermit thrush, eastern wood-pewee, northern harrier, great-crested flycatcher, common nighthawk, cedar waxwing, fish crow, Carolina wren, Carolina chickadee, black vulture, great-horned owl, black-throated green warbler, black-throated blue warbler, whip-poor-will, red-breasted nuthatch, and yellow-rumped warbler. (125 species. 2014: 118. 2013: 173. 2012: 115.)


1. Mali - January 22, 2016

I am always, always fascinated that you know so many birds by name and sight. I am also always amused by the names of so many birds – yellow-rumped warbler, mourning dove, tufted titmouse, etc.

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