Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 6, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 39° F

Winds:  NNE 5 mph

Weather Conditions: cloudy

The birds were a little hunkered down at first in this morning’s gray chill, but they soon warmed up enough to come out to feed. Palm Warblers and sparrows love the Beanery’s weedy fields. We had both Eastern Palms, the ones that breed east of Ontario, Canada and Western Palm Warblers, the ones that breed in the larger area west of Ontario. Song Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows perched up to be well seen but the male Wood Duck in the pond was much less cooperative, quickly gliding out of sight both times we glimpsed it. An Eastern Meadowlark flew over a field, then over our heads as we observed its distinctive shape and flight pattern.

47 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 45
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 125
American Black Duck 3
Mourning Dove 12
Killdeer 1
Herring Gull (American) 6
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 24
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 5
Turkey Vulture 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 15
Carolina Chickadee 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 8
European Starling 22
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
Eastern Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 600
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
White-throated Sparrow 11
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 3
Song Sparrow 12
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 320
Common Grackle 15
Palm Warbler (Western) 2
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Northern Cardinal 3