Bird list & natural events, October 2013

October was a dry, stable, and pleasant month with some of the best fall colors we’ve seen here. Though the total monthly rainfall ended up near normal, most of that fell in the final few days, and was much appreciated. Things were awfully busy on the farm, and we didn’t take a lot of interesting photos, so this will be brief.




RECORDED IN OCTOBER (43 species, 13 new relative to September, 17 unobserved since September).

Many birds stuck around longer than last October, befitting a month which was so warm and stable. We didn’t expect to still see things like Summer Tanagers and a Cuckoo this month! November’s list will be much shorter.

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Snow Goose (heard migrating overhead on the final day, possibly once earlier)
Wood Duck
Turkey Vulture (as usual, gone by mid-month)
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk
Broad-Winged Hawk
Bald Eagle
Wild Turkey (we have a flock of 10-15 roaming around)
Mourning Dove
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Red-Eyed Vireo
White-Eyed Vireo
Blue-Headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Black-Capped Chickadee
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Grey Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Northern Parula
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-Throated Green Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
White-Throated Sparrow
Dark-Eyed Junco
Red-Winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch

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