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Posts Tagged ‘lark sparrow’

Blackbird

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Least Flycatcher, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Least Flycatcher.

Palm Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Palm Warbler.

The blackbird hangs around. I got a couple half-way decent photos. Also a Least Flycatcher and a Palm Warbler. (Many palms today.) Hated to have to leave—the snake I saw swimming across the Ice Pond kind of made up for the bittersweet return trip inshore.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my last day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. American Crow
3. Yellow-rumped Warbler
4. Blue Jay
5. European Starling
6. Northern Flicker
7. Merlin
8. American Goldfinch
9. Pine Siskin
10. Carolina Wren
11. Song Sparrow
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Great Black-backed Gull
14. Double-crested Cormorant
15. Peregrine Falcon
16. Osprey
17. Cape May Warbler
18. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
19. Yellow-headed Blackbird
20. Rusty Blackbird
21. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
22. Lark Sparrow
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Black-throated Green Warbler
25. Dickcissel
26. Mallard
27. Wood Duck
28. Belted Kingfisher
29. Great Blue Heron
30. American Redstart
31. Golden-crowned Kinglet
32. Palm Warbler
33. Least Flycatcher
34. White-crowned Sparrow

…and more I can’t remember.

Swimming snake, the Ice Pond, Monhegan Island, Maine, 27 September 2014.

Swimming snake (crossing the Ice Pond).

Clay-colored Sparrow

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Clay-colored Sparrow, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Clay-colored Sparrow.

Greater Yellowlegs, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Greater Yellowlegs.

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Monhegan Island, Maine, 23 September 2014.

Yellow-rumped warbler.

With so much going on out here, it’s hard to make time for thrilling blog entries. So for the next few days, I’ll just try for a partial species list and post a few semi-decent photos. And maybe mention a few highlights—like the Clay-Colored Sparrow that wowed us by fluttering back and forth along the trail, munching on Queen Anne’s Lace.

Monhegan List
Tally of species from my third day on the island.

1. Herring Gull
2. American Crow
3. Blue Jay
4. Yellow-rumped Warbler
5. Song Sparrow
6. Merlin
7. Baltimore Oriole
8. European Starling
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Black-capped Chickadee
11. Red-breasted Nuthatch
12. Red-eyed Vireo
13. Black-and-white Warbler
14. Mallard
15. Greater Yellowlegs
16. Sharp-shinned Hawk
17. Peregrine Falcon
18. Northern Flicker
19. Blackpoll Warbler
20. Red-winged Blackbird
21. Lark Sparrow
22. Clay-colored Sparrow
23. White-throated Sparrow
24. Red-headed Woodpecker
25. Eastern Phoebe…

…and more birds I’m forgetting.

Fitting and fortuitous

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Bald Eagle, Monhegan Island, Maine, 21 September 2014.

Bald Eagle.

Big rains this morning, coming through in waves, but by the time I’d dropped Jack of at Boone’s house and arrived at the Monhegan boat dock, the sky had cleared. Seas were moderately bouncy, but right after I set foot on the island, the sun came out, so I dashed over to Trailing Yew and changed into shorts and sandals.

Monarchs.

Monarchs, Monhegan Island, Maine, 21 September 2014.

Thing is, there weren’t a lot of birds around—fewest on any day I’ve been here, I’d say, weather conditions not being ideal for migration. On the other hand, monarch butterflies were everywhere.

Not much time to write out here, but that little bit of butterfly news seems fitting and fortuitous.

Monhegan List
I arrived on the island about 11:30 a.m.

1. Bald Eagle*
2. Herring Gull*
3. Double-crested Cormorant*
4. Great Black-backed Gull*
5. Blue Jay*
6. Yellow-rumped Warbler
7. Lark Sparrow
8. Carolina Wren (v)
9. Northern Flicker
10. American Crow*
11. Mallard
12. Belted Kingfisher
13. Blue-winged Teal
14. Black-capped Chickadee
15. Red-eyed Vireo
16. American Redstart
17. Song Sparrow
18. Cedar Waxwing

Elsewhere

19. House Finch
20. Mourning Dove
21. Great Blue Heron

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere

 
Bird Report is a (sometimes intermittent) record of the birds I encounter while hiking, see while driving, or spy outside my window. —Brian Willson



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