Friday, May 15, 2009

Parker Middle School Bird-A-Thon 2009 Results - Friday, May 15th

It looks like we'll end up with 33 species of birds seen/heard here on the grounds of the school. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and bring in the number of migrating birds I had hoped for. But, be that as it may, we still had a good time, saw lots of birds, and raised some money for the bird garden!

We found the nest of the mallard duck that has been seen here the past couple of weeks. The eggs are gone, so we hoped they hatched and their mother lead them to water.

Other highlights included up close looks at a House wren, a Yellow warbler, a Red-winged blackbird, 2 Gray catbirds, a Baltimore oriole, a Gray catbird flying right between Maddie and me, and great looks a Red-tailed hawk be mobbed by a mixed flock of Grackles and Red-winged blackbirds.

Parker Middle School Bird-A-Thon 2009 Results

Birds seen/heard on the grounds of the school through Friday, May 15th were:

1. Common grackle
2. Mallard duck
3. Red-winged blackbird
4. Mourning dove
5. Crow
6. Goldfinch
7. Phoebe
8. House wren
9. House sparrow seen on
10. Song sparrow Wednesday
11. Flicker
12. Robin
13. Yellow warbler
14. Yellow-rumped warbler
15. Chimney swift
16. Tufted titmouse
17. Black-capped chickadee
18. Chipping sparrow
19. Starling
20. Downy woodpecker
21. Gray catbird
22. Warbling vireo
23. Ring-billed gull

24. Fish crow
25. Blue jay seen on
26. Red-tailed hawk Thursday
27. Blackpoll warbler

28. Eastern kingbird
29. White-breasted nuthatch
30. Herring gull seen on
31. Baltimore oriole Friday
32. Tree swallow
33. Green-backed heron (2) flyovers

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