Sunday, January 14, 2018

Back to the Arb!

Townsend's Solitaire

I brought Dottie and Mark Johnson to the UW Arboretum today to view the Townsend's Solitaire. They've been out of the Wisconsin birding scene since the end of October with trips to Australia and North Carolina. The solitaire was a Wisconsin state life bird for Mark, but Dottie has previously observed them at Devil's Lake State Park. Content with our visit with the bird, we explored roads north of Middleton in search of Snowy Owls. We did find several Red-tailed Hawks, a single Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrels, and Northern Harriers ... but no snowies!

UW Madison Arboretum (general), Dane, Wisconsin, US
Jan 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
20 species

Canada Goose 
Wild Turkey 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Northern Shrike 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Townsend's Solitaire 
American Robin 
European Starling 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Northern Cardinal 
House Finch 
Common Redpoll 
Pine Siskin 

Townsend's Solitaire © 2018 Mike McDowell

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