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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Birds Today

Today the skies cleared, after several days of much needed rain. Some new migrants have come in, with more expected tomorrow. Here is our today's list of birds seen (or heard) on our inland NH property, Bobolink Farm:

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron
Black Duck
Canada Goose
American Crow
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Blue Jay
American Robin
Warbling Vireo, first arrival
Mourning Dove
Brown Thrasher
Greater Yellowlegs
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, still excavating a nest
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Tufted Titmouse
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin
Nashville Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
American Woodcock
House Wren, first arrival

We are eager for others to arrive. We have not had the first hummer yet, even though the feeder has been out for more than a week. When will they arrive?

Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2006

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