Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 58° F

Winds:  E 10 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

It’s a very good day when you can say, “this wet wood is home to Rusty Blackbirds in winter”, and they show up! Such was the case this morning when a small flock of “Rusties” flew in, to perch in bare branches overhead. It’s also a good day when you have five species of woodpeckers to enjoy in one spot. As we watched a Red-bellied Woodpecker feeding on a trunk, Roger spotted a nearby Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Soon we heard, then saw, a Hairy Woodpecker followed by a Downy Woodpecker and then a Northern Flicker called from nearby.

42 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 170
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 85
Green-winged Teal (American) 14
Mourning Dove 10
Killdeer 12
Herring Gull (American) 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 2
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 8
European Starling 6
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
Eastern Bluebird 10
American Robin 10
House Sparrow 11
House Finch 3
White-throated Sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 6
Song Sparrow 11
Swamp Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 74
Rusty Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 4
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 8
Northern Cardinal 4


Rusty Blackbird photo by Roger Horn

Rusty Blackbird photo by Roger Horn

Song Sparrow photo by Roger Horn