Monday, November 06, 2017

Early November Update!

Fox Sparrow

Weekend weather was rainy, gray, and gloomy, but I did go hiking at Pheasant Branch Conservancy for over an hour to check out the avian situation. Taking my usual route, I didn't find a single Lincoln's or White-crowned Sparrow. There were only a few Fox Sparrows, Field Sparrows, and White-throated Sparrows, but large numbers of American Tree Sparrows.

I didn't see the Northern Shrike that Lisa reported last week, but I'm sure there's probably one or two hanging around by now. No wood warblers were observed, and there probably won't be any from now until the end of March when the first Myrtle Warblers return.

A Sunday trip to Goose Pond yielded Canvasback, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail, American Black Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Canada Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Tundra Swan, and a few Dunlin.

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Nov 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
30 species

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Ring-necked Pheasant
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
White-breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Fox Sparrow © 2017 Mike McDowell

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