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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 9, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 66° F

Winds:  NE 13 mph

Weather Conditions: cloudy

The Beanery is a good place to find sparrows in the fall. We had a nice variety there this morning, including Savannah, Song and White-throated sparrows, but few were as cooperative as the Swamp Sparrows which perched up, giving us time to study their field marks and soak in those beautiful, rich shades.

38 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose48
Mallard7
Mourning Dove24
Ruby-throated Hummingbird1
Killdeer6
Herring Gull (American)1
Double-crested Cormorant119
Black Vulture1
Turkey Vulture5
Osprey (carolinensis)4
Sharp-shinned Hawk3
Cooper’s Hawk1
Bald Eagle1
Red-tailed Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)5
Merlin2
Blue Jay4
American Crow4
Carolina Chickadee1
Golden-crowned Kinglet1
House Wren (Northern)1
Carolina Wren (Northern)10
European Starling78
Gray Catbird2
Brown Thrasher2
Northern Mockingbird1
American Robin2
White-throated Sparrow2
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)8
Song Sparrow2
Swamp Sparrow5
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)7
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)2
Palm Warbler (Western)3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)4
Northern Cardinal3

 

Swamp Sparrow – photo by Kathy Horn

Swamp Sparrow – photo by Kathy Horn

 

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