Saturday, October 20, 2012

15 People Find 29.5* Species on October Trip

Under Charlie DeWitt's leadership 15 of us dodged a few rain showers at the Kitchel-Lindquist Dune Preserve to observe 29.5 species of birds this morning (10/20/12). Highlights included many good views of Golden-crowned Kinglets and White-throated Sparrows.  We also observed migrating Blue Jays, American Crows, American Kestrel and Cooper's Hawk.  The local Peregrine Falcon was perched on the power plant smokestack and an * American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid slept in the boat harbor near a probably more wild Pied-billed Grebe.

- Ric Pedler

Kitchel-Lindquist Preserve, Ottawa, US-MI
Oct 20, 2012 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:    MCNC Monthly Field Trip
29 species (+3 other taxa)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3

* American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid (Anas rubripes x platyrhynchos)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  1
gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  10
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  60    Most in one loose flock flying high overhead southward.
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  12
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  3
kinglet sp. (Regulus sp.)  24
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  15
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  6
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  12
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2

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