Prompted by the recent Nelson's Sharp-tail reports, I spent some time in
Addison this early AM.
DCWMA held a number of sparrows, but they were White-crowned,
White-throated and song.
Black-crowned night heron, Great blues, mallard, black & wood duck,
green/blue-winged teal and Canada Geese were present. For raptors, we
had osprey, northern harrier and one fine merlin, who posed for
pictures. The blackbirds are well flocked up and traveling in large
numbers (thousands). Great horned owl was calling at dawn. Wading
birds were few (several dozen) gr/lesser yellowlegs.
Gage Road held White-crowned and Savannah sparrows, along with
goldfinch, American Kestral, Red-tailed hawk and norther harrier. As
previously reported, approximately 200 snow geese are occupying the
field to the west of the end of Gage Rd. The flock contains several
blue-phase birds and numerous juveniles. However, I did n ot count any
Ross' amongst those birds present.