Few Songbirds Still Around
I have been seeing many songbirds flying around the area this past week! Some are those to be expected like the White-throated Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows. I have heard a few Swamp Sparrows and Song Sparrows singing in a few locations near Beaver Ponds. The Dark-eyed Junco’s seem to be scattered just about everywhere.
I have been very excited hearing a few Blue-headed Vireos singing in the woods! I came across a dead Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (car hit it)! The following day I heard a Sapsucker do its meow like sound. Not sure why but I just love these woodpeckers!
I was very excited while leaving the house for work on Wednesday, when I heard an Eastern Phoebe do its “Phoebeee” call! First time I have heard this bird do this call around my house in a very long time. I sure hope these guys return to the house next spring!! That snow storm this year really did a number to all our local residents.
I am still seeing many Yellow-rumped Warbler and Cedar Waxwings working on the berries. They just are not too cooperative in allowing me to capture their picture! Maybe next time I will be in the right place at the right time!! Also, had what I am 90% sure as a Gray-cheeked Thrush get flushed up from the ground, look at me for a few seconds and then fly away! We have a hard enough time identifying them in the hand, yet alone being on a branch for a few minutes. But, I know it wasn’t a Hermit, Wood, Veery and Gray-cheeked is the only thing that it could be!
I just thought everyone could use a little “other birds” other than Saw-whets that I have been posting! Still waiting to see if tonight’s weather will let me open my Saw-whet Owl nets tonight! Although it looks like it might be a little too windy! We will see!