Friday, July 24, 2009

Black birds

Turkey vulture. At one point, there were five overhead.
American crow. In the "bird tree" at the northern end of the property. Practically everything that flies has landed on this tree at some point.
Common grackles at the trough.
What expressions! I mean, for freeloaders.

Other birds seen on the island: osprey, red-tail hawk, northern harrier, Cooper's hawk, semi-palmated plover, mallard, mute swan, canada goose, herring gull, great black-backed gull, great egret, mourning dove, cowbird, robin, cardinal, catbird, blue jay, red-winged blackbird, Carolina wren, towee, pine warbler, common yellowthroat, cedar waxwing, tree swallow, bank swallow, barn swallow, kingfisher, song sparrow, savannah sparrow, American goldfinch, house sparrow. The savannah, bank, and semi-palm were all first of the year for me.

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