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
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Montrose Point, April 1

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Dark-eyed Junco.
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Golden-crowned Kinglet.
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Another view of a Golden-crowned Kinglet. There were two in the tree.
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Red-breasted Mergansers.

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First time out with our new camera – a Nikon Coolpix P600.

Conditions: warm, clear, 5:00-6:15pm
Ring-billed gulls (lots – people were feeding them)
Mallards (10+)
Canadian Geese
Red-breasted Mergansers (10+)
Greater Scaup (90%, may have been others in there too, far away)
Song Sparrows (70% – many)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (2)
Dark-eyed Junco (1)
Cardinal
American Crow (2)
R-w Blackbirds (mostly just heard, saw one)
Robins
Starlings
Grackles

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.)