Wednesday, June 14, 2017



I birded Pheasant Branch Conservancy by bicycle early this morning before work and tallied 66 species. I identified most of them by ear, but it's hard to miss the brilliance of a Great Egret foraging along the shore surrounded by bright green vegetation.

It appears we're having a great year for Dickcissels. We saw and heard over a dozen of them during the field trip at the airport a few days ago. They're also present at Pope Farm Conservancy, Governor Nelson State Park, and most other prairies and grasslands around the Middleton area.

Just look at the sightings in and around Wisconsin for June!

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Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Jun 14, 2017 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
66 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Dickcissel © 2017 Mike McDowell

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