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March 18, 2009 [LINK / comment]
McCormick's Mill early spring
I stopped at McCormick's Mill on a nice day last week, and saw several Tree swallows for the first time this spring, plus a few other birds of note. At other places that day I also saw some Towhees and a White-breasted nuthatch. Highlights:
- Tree swallows -- 4
- Bluebirds -- 3
- Sharp-shinned hawk
- Yellow-rumped warblers -- 6
- Song sparrows -- 15
- Purple finches -- 8
- Canada geese -- 6
- Ring-necked ducks -- 4
- Red-bellied woodpecker
- Black vultures -- 6
- Grackles -- 20+
Robins are now back in full force, another sign of imminent spring, while Pine siskins are still showing up at our feeder most days. I heard a bump on the window about ten days ago, went outside, and found a dead Pine siskin lying on the ground. What a pity.
Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 18 Mar 2009, 9: 14 PM
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