Saturday, April 04, 2015

It's April!

Eastern Phoebe

South winds earlier this week helped bring new songbirds to Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Eastern Phoebes have taken up residence at nearly all of the bridges along the creek corridor. There have been a few Hermit Thrushes, but more are on the way. Golden-crowned Kinglets are moving through in good numbers, but so far only a couple Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Hermit Thrush

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows aren't wasting any time. Nearly every bird box along the North Fork trail has been claimed. Sometimes Tree Swallows show a green iridesence, and other times blue.

Tree Swallow

Red-winged Blackbird

Wood Ducks

Cool fungus

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Apr 4, 2015 7:15 AM - 10:45 AM
60 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Hooded Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
American Pipit
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2015 Mike McDowell

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