Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yellow-rumped Warbler flycatching

Swainson's Hawk

Highlights: Hudsonian Godwit, Swainson's Hawk, and Eurasian Tree Sparrow
The songbird and shorebird migrations have been picking up. In addition to the hundreds of Blue Jays and White-crowned Sparrows, many other species have been present recently. Recent sightings include Black-bellied, Semipalmated and Piping Plover, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher,Common Nighthawk, Least Flycatcher, Tree, Northern Rough-winged, Bank, Cliff and Barn Swallows, Eastern Bluebird, Blue-gray Gnatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Clay-colored, Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted and Evening Grosbeaks, Bobolink, Rusty Blackbird, and Baltimore Oriole.

Sharp-shinned Hawk with a Blue Jay

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