Re: [Saskbirds] Nashville Warbler Etc
- Thanks guys, I have friends in the city that have had Hermit and Swainson's Thrush in their yard this fall season.I had Swainson's and Gray-cheeked back in May, but alas, nothing right now. I'll have to go look for them, unless they show up in the next few days.We had one Fox Sparrow briefly a couple weeks back.2 new Harris's Sparrows joined the four already present. I say new, because these two still pretty much have their summer plumage. Both have nice dark faces. Fairly unusual for this time of year..but then again..its been a strange one!Cheers,NickS'toon----- Original Message -----From: Brenda SchmidtSent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 15:17Subject: Re: [Saskbirds] Nashville Warbler Etc
Our yard is loaded with juncos, Harris's, White-crowned, White-throated,
Fox, and some unhappy-looking Hermits.
Young goldfinches were still begging on Sept 23, but they're acting
grown-up now. Lots of siskins the past two days.
On 2013-10-03, at 11:11 AM, Bob <tsb2001@...> wrote:NickI have just seen two or the same Swainson"s Thrush twice this fall in spite of regular visits to several park areas. I did see two Hermit Thrushes last week. It has been an unusual migration as there are no Purple Finches at the regular locations. Oddly a Spotted Towhee has been regular at one location. It seems late for this species? Yesterday I saw 7 Mountain Bluebirds near Lumsden Beach. It is getting later for these as well.
On 2013-10-03, at 9:14 AM, "Nick Saunders" <nikovich@...> wrote:Greetings folks,After the strong winds over the past two days, my yard has been pretty devoid of bird-life except for a couple of lingering White-throated Sparrows , two Yellow-rumped Warblers, a single Clay-colored Sparrow and a lone American Goldfinch.Today is a different story however! It seems that everything has shown up at once, now that the weather has cooled/calmed down.As of 10 minutes ago, a very nice first year Nashville Warbler made an appearance with an Orange-crowned Warbler, both of them picking tiny insects that cling to our Dogwoods. I got nice looks at the NAWA and a couple of hurried photos.As well as the warblers, 3 Junco's joined 4 Harris's Sparrows, 6 White-throated Sparrows, a Lincoln's Sparrow and 2 juvenile White-crowned Sparrows.Several Common Grackles, 3 Purple Finch ( 2 females and a male ) are also hanging around, with 2 American Goldfinch. There are around 7 American Robins, Blue Jays, Flickers and a pair of Downy Woodpeckers that stop by every few days too.A few days back, a Merlin AND a Sharp-shinned Hawk buzzed the yard, but I haven't seen them since.As yet, I have not seen a single catharus thrush in the yard all fall.CheersNickSaskatoon