Saturday, November 01, 2014

November Arrives!

Fox Sparrow

Perhaps millions of songbirds rode the strong north winds over the past few nights and left southern Wisconsin. There's still a respectable variety of sparrows to see and hear at the conservancy, but not for much longer. American Tree Sparrows continue to become more numerous, but White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and Swamp Sparrows are more scarce. A few White-crowned Sparrows were singing from the brush piles this evening, but they'll leave soon, too. I didn't find any Northern Shrikes, but in my experience they're more of a morning bird. I'll probably check the prairie again in the morning. Everything is so brown now. Snow is coming, and apparently ... Snowy Owls!

White-crowned Sparrow (HY)

American Tree Sparrow

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Nov 1, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
30 species

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

1 comment:

  1. The moon above that oak tree is simply perfection!