Montrose Point, 2016 March 20

List here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28456575

The highlights were the Ring-necked Duck and the Cooper’s Hawk. The Cooper’s Hawk – we think that is what it is – is an immature one. If you look at the photos of Cooper’s Hawks at All About Birds, they vary a lot.

Cooper's Hawk
An immature Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Back of the Cooper’s Hawk.
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck. A group of three of them were resting in the harbour at Montrose.
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck peaking
Ring-necked Duck
I like the colors on this picture of the Ring-necked Duck.

Montrose Point, April 19

Eastern
Eastern Towhee (female)
Eastern Towhee (male)
Eastern Towhee (male)
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thush
Tail side of Hermit Thrush
Tail end of Hermit Thrush. I think the colors in the tail feathers turned out very well.
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher with out of focus Northern Flicker in background.
Brown Thrasher with out of focus Northern Flicker in background.
Mallard walking
Mallard walking
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Conditions: Overcast, 53°, 1:30 – 3:00pm

Mallards
Canadian Geese
R-b Gulls
Purple Martins
Tree Swallows
Brown Thrasher (many, 10+ perhaps)
Northern Flicker (2+)
Eastern Towhee (1 male + 3+ females – another birder said “Rufous-sided” concensus was Eastern)
Hermit Thrush
White-throated Sparrows
Chickadees
Cardinals (fending off Grackles)
American Crow
House Sparrows, Starlings, R-w Blackbirds (m + f)

Large quantities of:
Grackles
Robins (noticeably more around)

Not able to positively id:
Wren (House? Winter?)
Y-b Sapsucker or Downy Woodpecker
Warbler (green/yellow eye ring not all the way around, high up – Nashville or Mourning or Connecticut Warbler?)
Glimpse of very small warbler

Montrose Harbor, March 22

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American Crows
Gulls (Ring-billed and ???)
Mallards (5 male, 3 female)
Red-breasted Merganser (20+)
Greater Scaup (80% confidence, 10)
Horned Grebe (6)
Pair of Cardinals
Hawk (?? – young? had wide wings, rounded at end, medium-sized, mostly brown with white under, speckled chest chased by many blackbirds and a gull.)