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7188Our Yard This Month - September 2012

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  • larry arnold
    Sep 29, 2012
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      Dear fellow backyard birders,

       

      I grabbed the following list out of “My eBird” just for fun, via a little massaging with Excel.  The numbers represent our highest one-day counts for the month.  Sometimes it feels dead quiet around here, but when I look at a list like the following and imagine encountering all of these birds in a one-hour movie with no commercials, I’m all ok again.  =)

       

      BTW, it felt as if *new* hummingbirds arrived this evening, and I’m guessing we now have 5-10 BCHU, 1 RUHU, and possibly 1 CAHU.  Hummingbirds rule, but juncos don’t always accept this thesis, eh?

       

      Larry

       

       

      Canada Goose    1

      Mallard    3

      Gambel's Quail  90

      Ring-necked Pheasant 1

      Turkey Vulture  18

      Osprey     1

      Sharp-shinned Hawk   1

      Cooper's Hawk   2

      Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk     1

      Swainson's Hawk 1

      Red-tailed Hawk 1

      Eurasian Collared-Dove     20

      White-winged Dove    8

      Mourning Dove   61

      Western Screech-Owl  3

      Great Horned Owl     4

      Common Nighthawk     1

      Black-chinned Hummingbird  25

      Rufous Hummingbird   20

      Calliope Hummingbird 1

      WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER     1   (new yard bird)

      Downy Woodpecker     1

      Hairy Woodpecker     1

      Northern Flicker     5

      American Kestrel     1

      Merlin     1

      small falcon sp.     1

      Black-billed Magpie  5

      Common Raven    3

      Black-capped Chickadee     2

      Bushtit    17

      Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

      Hermit Thrush   1

      American Robin  5

      European Starling    17

      Cedar Waxwing   22

      OVENBIRD   1   (new yard bird)

      Orange-crowned Warbler     1

      MacGillivray's Warbler     1

      Yellow Warbler  1

      Yellow-rumped Warbler 7

      Black-throated Gray Warbler     1

      Wilson's Warbler     1

      Spotted Towhee  1

      Chipping Sparrow     45

      White-crowned Sparrow 15

      Dark-eyed Junco 3

      Western Tanager 3

      Black-headed Grosbeak 1

      Blue Grosbeak   3

      Red-winged Blackbird 15

      Cassin's Finch  7

      House Finch     40

      Pine Siskin     4

      Lesser Goldfinch     15

      American Goldfinch   2

      House Sparrow   30