Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday birds

We saw our first snow last night which underscored the lateness of the Orange-crowned Warbler I saw at Cummings Beach today. We expect the Wilson's Snipe to overwinter. The odds of (lately) the very reliable Sandhill Crane at the Marathon dump sticking around through December aren't as good.

I encountered four different Northern Cardinal (three at feeders) around town. This is as many as I've seen in a day here in Marathon, where the population likely consists of fewer than a dozen birds.

Here's today's tally as processed by eBird.
Location: Marathon, Ontario
Observation date: 11/14/10
Notes: Crane continues at the town dump, 1(m),1(f),2(m,f) NOCA's seen at widely separate locations around town, photos taken of Orange-crowned Warbler.
Number of species: 26

Black Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 13
Common Goldeneye 10
Common Loon 1
Bald Eagle 2
Wilson's Snipe 2
Sandhill Crane 1
Herring Gull 175
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Gray Jay 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 7
Common Raven 35
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 25
Bohemian Waxwing 13
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Snow Bunting 35
Northern Cardinal 4
Pine Grosbeak 3
White-winged Crossbill 1
American Goldfinch 1
Evening Grosbeak 6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

1 comment:

  1. An interesting list--better than mine today! Not much to seen down here this weekend.