April 24, 2009

Bird Highlights Close to Home

The birding around our house continues to be good.  Water is flowing and Boreal Chorus Frogs are calling.  On April 21st, we had two new yard birds . . . a Wilson's Snipe and a Vesper's Sparrow!  On April 22nd, we had 30 species for the day, which is our biggest one day yard list yet. We also had our first of year Broad-tailed Hummingbird.  On April 23rd, we saw three new yard birds . . . Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, and fly-over Double-crested Cormorants. One of the cormorants had a breeding double white crest.

Double-crested Cormorants Flying Over Our House
by Joel Such

Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler
by Joel Such

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