Monday, October 27, 2008

Hatfield Fox Sparrows - Oct 27th

Images - Just a reminder that all of the images on this blog can be enlarged by a single click on each picture.

Field Sparrow - one of three at Hatfield.

White-crowned Sparrows - About nine at Hatfield today.

Vesper Sparrows - an impressive seven birds at Hatfield.

'Red' Fox Sparrows - First of season with about 3 present.

The first Fox Sparrows of the fall appeared this morning with about 3 birds along the hedgerows near Great Pond. Actually, it ended up being an excellent morning for sparrows in general with about 9 White-crowned, 7 Vesper and 3 Field Sparrows. Still hundreds of Savannahs, Swamp, Song and White-throated Sparrows around with slightly fewer Chipping Sparrows. Also, well over thirty Northern Cardinals.

Other birds of note today, in addition to the Cackling Goose, an adult tundrius Peregrine, Northern Harrier, 25+ American Pipits, 5+ Snow Buntings, 20 Eastern Bluebirds, 600 American Robins and about 1,000 Red-winged Blackbirds. Warblers definitely thinning out with only Yellow-rumped seen this morning, not that I was working especially hard for them. No shorebirds of any kind noted, but otherwise a very productive morning.

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