Saturday, July 4, 2009

Five Rivers 7/3/09 afternoon

Colleen and I spent several hours at Five Rivers EEC on Friday afternoon. There were showers and thunderstorms nearby, but we stayed dry. We observed 37 species, with the highlights being:

Prarie Warbler seen singing from the top of a pine.

Louisiana Waterthrush (immature?) flew out from a stream undercut, under a small bridge next to the Vlomankill, and landed on a branch nearby. It had a white eyestripe, and was bobbing it’s tail up and down; it had very little striping on the underside, but had a puffed out appearance to it.

House Wrens were quite vocal today. Yellow Warblers were hardly noted; their singing has all but stopped.

Numerous Cedar Waxwings were performing insect-catching aerobatics over the Beaver Pond; they pushed the swallows right away from the whole area.

Mammal of the day: Momma raccoon with two youngsters climbing into their tree hole about five feet off the ground.

Reptile of the day: Eastern Painted Turtle sunning on a platform ten feet away without a care in the world.

Location: Five Rivers
Observation date: 7/3/09
Number of species: 37

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 6
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 16
Yellow Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Ovenbird 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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