Thursday, April 25, 2013

Field trip results!

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Around 30 birders endured rain, sleet, and cold temperatures during the Madison Audubon warbler walk this morning at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. We found a single BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a couple of ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and a few dozen YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Other birds included BROWN THRASHER (my first of the year), HOUSE WREN, a singing CAROLINA WREN, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, HERMIT THRUSH, and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS foraging on the ground in wood chips. There were 49 species observed while I was there, but Dan Graham found a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK just before I arrived. A large flock of DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMOANTS flew overhead and an AMERICAN CROW was observed chasing a BROAD-WINGED HAWK. A big highlight for the group was getting great spotting scope views of both BARRED OWLS and GREAT HORNED OWLS, the latter with young.

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Apr 25, 2013 6:00 AM - 8:45 AM
49 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet © 2013 Mike McDowell

1 comment:

  1. I was looking for pics of the Great Horned owlets and happened upon your lovely blog! I'm thankful for your wonderful photography, as I never seem to capture on film what I'm seeing.
    Keep up the great work!