Fall Migration at the Rea Farm – September 25, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 63° F

Winds:  N 8 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

The “Beanery” gave us ample opportunity to listen to bird song, and bird chips, this morning. Carolina Wrens were their usual boisterous selves, Gray Catbirds crackled and meowed in the underbrush, and Brown Thrashers threw kisses our way. The sound that made us pause for quite a while was the sharp “tink” of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, made repeatedly overhead amidst sparse but constantly moving leaves. We searched for that bird for several minutes before a keen-eyed participant finally got on it.

40 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 16
Mourning Dove 14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Laughing Gull 8
Herring Gull (American) 3
Osprey 3
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Accipiter sp. 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 9
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 11
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Wren (Northern) 14
European Starling 4
Gray Catbird 12
Brown Thrasher 6
Northern Mockingbird 4
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 1
Bobolink 8
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 55
Common Grackle 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group) 5
Yellow Warbler (Northern) 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1