Thursday, September 25, 2014

September wanes ...

I'll probably go birding at the creek corridor tomorrow morning, but the last couple of times I've been out I went to the prairie parcel of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. To my delight, sparrow migration is well underway. There are many Lincoln's Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows, but I was slightly surprised to find my first Dark-eyed Junco and White-crowned Sparrows of the fall season.

Lincoln's Sparrow

September sure went by quickly. Weather-wise, it's been very mild and still feels like late summer. October begins next week and that means the possibility for Harris's Sparrows, though I usually associate them with much cooler weather.

Song Sparrow

Gray Catbird

Beautiful place, isn't it? I'd write more, but I'm too tired and plan to hit the field early!

Palm Warbler

Common Yellowthroat


Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Sep 25, 2014 6:45 AM - 8:45 AM
48 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell