Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 30, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 63°F

Winds: N 10mph

Weather Conditions: cloudy

It was a fun day out in the field today with a great selection of raptors, including American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, and Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks. Palm Warblers and Northern Flickers are on the move and a couple of Common Yellow-Throats preened long enough for everyone to get scope views.

35 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 10
Mallard 38
Mourning Dove 10
Herring Gull 2
Great Black-backed Gull 6
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey (carolinensis) 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10
Cooper’s Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 12
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 5
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 6
European Starling 90
Gray Catbird 9
Northern Mockingbird 6
American Robin 4
House Finch 6
Swamp Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 5
Common Yellowthroat 7
Common Yellowthroat - Roger Horn

Common Yellowthroat photo by Roger Horn

American Redstart 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 7
Northern Cardinal 4