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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

{BIRD NOTES} October 07, 2014

Bird Notes






Migrants at the Retreat Meadows

This morning (9/30) at the Retreat Meadows Marina Field were: a female or juvenile dickcissel, several pine siskins, both eastern and western palm warblers, lots of savannah, song, swamp, white-throated sparrows, indigo buntings, phoebes, a wood pewee, and a few yellow-rumps.


This morning (10/2) in the Marina field a good selection of species including 6 warblers (yellow, magnolia, yellow-rumped, northern waterthrush, yellowthroat, and both races of palm), Lincoln sparrows -about 8, song, swamp, white-throated, white-crowned, savanna, and field sparrows. Also still around are several phoebes, a red-eyed vireo, and a willow/alder flycatcher.
---Hector Galbraith, PhD

National Wildlife Federation




A Golfing Quail (See photo in previous Bird Notes)

My husband, a frequent early morning golfer at Tater Hill, has been enjoying this quail all year.  It survived last winter and no one can figure it how, since they usually survive by huddling in groups.  Nevertheless, it continues to thrive and welcomes the early morning golfers by coming up to them and chatting with them in her quail language, which is a bit like a soft and polite version of a turkey talking to its young.  S/he has been nicknamed "Dan", of course.  





Putney Mountain Hawk Watch, October 2-October 6

Turkey Vulture= 15                  

Osprey= 7

Bald Eagle= 3

Northern Harrier= 15

Sharp-shinne= 197

Coopers Hawk= 24

Northern Goshawk= 1

Red-shouldered Hawk= 4

Broad-winged= 5

Red-tailed Hawk= 11

Golden Eagle= 1

Kestrel= 38

Merlin= 6

--John Anderson


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Al Merritt


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