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5BY2: Quarterly Report July 1, 2016

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

It’s been almost a month since I listed a bird. The last one was a rogue snow goose, hanging out with Canada geese in Seneca Falls, across from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. I was so surprised to see it that I attempted to get close enough to take a photo, whereupon I was promptly intimidated by a Canada goose protecting her goslings. I escaped unharmed.

May was good, of course, because migration.

Here’s the quarter: chipping sparrow, double-crested cormorant, eastern meadowlark, white-throated sparrow, tree swallow, rose-breasted grosbeak, eastern towhee, Wilson’s snipe, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, golden-winged warbler, northern flicker, yellow-bellied sapsucker, barred owl, yellow-throated vireo, gray catbird, common yellowthroat, house wren, eastern kingbird, indigo bunting, ruby-throated hummingbird, hermit thrush, chimney swift, bobolink, spotted sandpiper, Baltimore oriole, common loon, osprey, American woodcock, ovenbird, veery, solitary sandpiper, wood thrush, American redstart, blue-winged warbler, scarlet tanager, great-crested flycatcher, chestnut-sided warbler, barn swallow, eastern wood-pewee, red-eyed vireo, brown thrasher, field sparrow, broad-winged hawk, northern mockingbird, great blue heron, fish crow, snow goose.

Year-to-date count: 104. (2012: 102. 2013: 162. 2014: 102. 2015: 120.)


1. guacachocolatte - July 17, 2016

I fear those feisty geese are undermining the Canadian reputation for politeness…

indigobunting - July 20, 2016

In their defense, I was being a rather pushy [middle]North American.

2. Mali - July 30, 2016

I have a memory of being chased by geese when I was a child. Those geese can be scary. Also, I always puck out a favorite name from your lists, and this time it is the ovenbird. I feel its name doesn’t bode well for the bird’s fate (though I’m off to google now).

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