Saturday, March 24, 2018

Windy, Overcast, and Cold!



Pretty typical March weather, I'd say. I checked a few places this morning and picked up WILSON'S SNIPE for a year bird. I was hoping to find FOX SPARROWS and EASTERN PHOEBES at the creek corridor, but no luck. Tomorrow!


Northern Shrike

By the way, I think this is the latest NORTHERN SHRIKE I've ever observed. According to my eBird records, my previous late sighting was March 21st at Pheasant Branch Conservancy a few years ago.

Go north, little feathered butcher bird!



Black Earth Creek/HWY 14 Flooded Field, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Mar 24, 2018 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM
26 species

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Wild Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Shrike
American Crow
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Mar 24, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:26 AM
32 species

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler
Mallard
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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