Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some autumn bird notes ♩ ♬ ♪

I spent an hour birding along the CPR track near Coldwell this morning. The abundant Mountain Ash fruit in our area is drawing flocks of American Robins. [We can probably expect decent numbers of fruit eating birds - both waxwings, American Robins and a Townsend's Solitaire or two - to overwinter on the north shore.] In with the AMROs was a pair of Eastern Bluebirds, my first of the autumn.

A half a dozen Boreal Chickadees were active in the alders beside the tracks - one perched obligingly on the trackside wires.

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On the opposite side of the tracks a Northern Shrike chatted away, sounding like a harmless budgie.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard a Northern Shrike sing before.
    Neat video.

    Congratulations also on your photo in the latest issue of North Ameriican Birds. I recognized it from your blog post abour Redpolls. I learned alot about Redpolls from that post- thanks.