Sunday, May 2, 2010


Blue Jay

The woods were pretty quiet today other than the large flock of Blue Jays with at least 150 birds. Throughout the day the Blue Jays gave perfect imitation calls of both Red-shouldered and Broad-winged Hawks. Towards the end of the hawk count a light morph Swainson's Hawk flew around and even briefly perched.

Number of species at the point today(including counts): 58

Rarity: Swainson's Hawk

Highlights: Whip-poor-will, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, and Evening Grosbeak.

Warbler species(3): Nashville-1, Yellow-rumped-4, and Black-throated Green-1.

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