Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Migration - Recap of Recent Sightings

I keep a list of recent bird sightings in my sidebar, but it's not very prominent unless you scroll down pretty far. The dates indicate the first-of-the-season sighting, not the only sighting. Here's what it includes for the Northfield area, including Lake Byllesby on April 3 and Union Lake vicinity on April 9:
  • American Kestrel (4/9)
  • American White Pelican (4/3)
  • American Wigeon (4/3)
  • Belted Kingfisher (4/3)
  • Blue-winged Teal (4/9)
  • Common Loon (4/3)
  • Eastern Phoebe (4/3)
  • Great Egret (4/3)
  • Green-winged Teal (4/3)
  • Hooded Merganser (3/17)
  • Killdeer (3/19)
  • Pied-billed Grebe (4/3)
  • Redhead (3/19)
  • Ring-necked Duck (3/19)
  • Song Sparrow (4/3)
  • Tree Swallow (4/3)
  • Turkey Vulture (4/3)
  • Western Eastern Meadowlark (3/31) (correction noted 4/17)
  • Wood Duck (4/9)

3 comments:

Billie Jo said...

We had two wood ducks swimming along the shoreline here this morning. They flew off before I could get my camera. It was nice to see them, and to see a little bit of open water!

I also saw two swans flying overhead on 4/8. Beautiful sight!

Penelope said...

I've very rarely seen wood ducks - they are so amazing, aren't they?

I forgot to mention that yellow-bellied sapsuckers were seen on the 4/9 Union Lake-area outing.

Jim H. said...

Y'all shouldn't go around belting kingfishers or swallowing trees, to say nothing of the unfortunate deer.