Sunday, October 07, 2012

Early October Birding

Palm Warbler

Dottie Johnson and I scoured the creek corridor of Pheasant Branch Conservancy this morning and came up with 50 bird species. There were 8 warbler species that included half a dozen Orange-crowned Warblers, Tennessee Warblers, Northern Waterthrush, lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, Nashville Warblers, a few Common Yellowthroats, Palm Warblers, and one Black-throated Green Warbler. I entered 8 Blue-headed Vireos into eBird, but bet there were more. With one mixed flock there was a lone Yellow-throated Vireo. Hermit Thrush numbers were up and still one Swainson's Thrush (heard and seen). Good numbers of Winter Wrens, and bunches of White-throated Sparrows. Other sparrows included Lincoln's, Song, Swamp, Chipping, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Eastern Towhees. Other birds included Tree Swallows over the confluence ponds, Belted Kingfisher, Purple Finches, loads of Golden-crowned Kinglets, and much much more! There's still great birding in the woods!

Here are some other recent digiscoped images:

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Eastern Bluebird

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Oct 7, 2012 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
50 species

Canada Goose 
Wood Duck 
Northern Shoveler 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Barred Owl 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Eastern Phoebe 
Yellow-throated Vireo 
Blue-headed Vireo 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Tree Swallow 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Swainson's Thrush 
Hermit Thrush 
American Robin 
European Starling 
Cedar Waxwing 
Northern Waterthrush 
Tennessee Warbler 
Orange-crowned Warbler 
Nashville Warbler 
Common Yellowthroat 
Palm Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Black-throated Green Warbler 
Eastern Towhee 
Chipping Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
Lincoln's Sparrow 
Swamp Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Purple Finch 
House Finch 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow 

All images © 2012 Mike McDowell

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