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Friday, September 7, 2007

September 7, 2007

A wonderful assortment of migrating songbirds graced our first morning bird walk of the fall. A young Merlin seemed to be attracted to the large flock of migrants foraging in the woods along the river. The following birds were all seen or heard along the trails at the nature center:

Swainson's Thrush

Belted Kingfisher
American Robin

Mourning Dove
Gray Catbird

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Cedar Waxwing

Downy Woodpecker
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Northern Flicker
Black-throated Green Warbler

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue-headed Vireo
Common Yellowthroat

Red-eyed Vireo
Song Sparrow

Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal

American Crow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-capped Chickadee
Purple Finch

White-breasted Nuthatch
American Goldfinch

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