After a few days of reduced species and bird numbers around the house
here during this cold period, yesterday produced a fair variety.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Settled in tree by feeders. Left after 5-10
Red-tailed Hawk 2 Residents regularly seen and heard
Mourning Dove 11 (flock size is 32 ... don't know where the others
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 male and female
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Flew out of yews by house to dead
butternut that is losing its bark. Bird has been around since early
December. Minus 9 degrees at sighting. Have not seen it at the feeders
for many days, but perhaps it does go there.
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 Single call heard while on my way to the barn
shortly before 8pm. Bird has been around the house for several days.
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 120 Very difficult to count. In groups constantly
changing numbers and positions. Eating crab apples and buckthorns.
European Starling 18
Cedar Waxwing 56 In ash trees and crab apples.
American Tree Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1 Regular bird but very secretive. Usually
only seen briefly at the very first of dim light of morning twilight.
Dark-eyed Junco 16
Northern Cardinal 2
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 18
House Sparrow 12