Saturday, May 14, 2011

Yesterdays birds (May 13)

Another great birding day with lousy weather...  It was supposed to clear today, but no such luck!  Had a first-of-the-year Cape May Warbler.

Other birds:  White Throated Sparrows (about 20), Chipping Sparrows, Harris's Sparrows (at least three), Lincoln's Sparrow, White-Crowned Sparrows (at least two), Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Clay-Colored Sparrow, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Ovenbird, and a female Purple Finch.

White-Throated Sparrows

Harris's Sparrows

I got a kick out of this one, a gust of wind and his little bloomers appeared!

Chipping Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow


Female Purple Finch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

The Gray Squirrel with a totally red tail, not frosty looking like the other one.  I call her Hawk. 



Michael said...

We too enjoyed some great birds on a morning with lousy weather. Your Harris's Sparrow is awesome! I hope one shows up here in the next week or two although they are much more likely in our area in the fall. keep up the great posts!

Nicole MacP said...

Thanks Michael! This was the first year I've had more than one Harris's in the yard - pretty cool! Now that the weather is nicer though, there are fewer birds (of course!)