Montrose Point, April 15-16, 2017

Many sparrows about. Some firsts, such as the Savannah Sparrow. Saw a beautiful Tree Swallow toward the shore on the 16th. No photo of the Tree Swallow because as soon as it perched, it was chased away by a Red-winged Blackbird.

Things we saw but did not get a good picture of: Brown-headed Cowbird, Mourning Doves (2), Chipping Sparrows, Brown Thrashers, and more.

April 15

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow (no?)
Field Sparrows
We think these were Field Sparrows.

April 16

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Rough-winged Swallows
Rough-winged Swallows
Killdeer
One of the three Killdeer by the shore.
Swamp Sparrows
Swamp Sparrows
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Montrose Point, 3 April 2016

Went from 30s overnight to 60 in the afternoon. Went out from 2:45 to 4:30pm or so. Supposed to get back down into the 30s tonight.

We saw a lot of different birds today, though, oddly, only one Red-winged Blackbird. Did not hear any r-w blackbirds. Very unusual. We went looking for the Harlequin Duck but did not see it.

Peregrine Falcon
Killdeer
Canadian Geese
Mallards
Ring-billed Gulls
Red-breasted Mergansers
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Flicker
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Crow
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Black-capped Chickadee
Starling
Red-winged Blackbird
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal portrait. (Photo: my wife.)
Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers
Killdeer
Killdeer by the pier
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer