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Old 10-09-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Winged migration Fall 2010

So are you seeing any unusual birds in your backyards and at the feeders? Let's hear about 'em!

Right now I've got a bunch of ruby-crowned kinglets in the wild garden in back. They're catching insects. I'll see if I can get a photo.
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Well, I didn't end up getting any good photos of the ruby-crowned kinglets, but I got this mediocre one:
Winged migration Fall 2010-kinglet.jpg

Also, I got this shot of another small migrating bird, anyone know what it is?
Winged migration Fall 2010-migrator.jpg
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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It looks to me like a Golden Crowned Kinglet. I used to see them together (ruby and golden crowned) when I lived up north.

I've seen some yellow-rumped warblers passing through, and heard and seen some others that are nearly impossible to ID from any distance.
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Ah yes, that must be a yellow patch on the crown. Thanks for the ID.

Saw a cedar waxwing briefly the other day, which was interesting for me b/c I actually don't see them during the summer.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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I've seen lots of migration going on here at the Jersey shore. Cormorants have been flying in V formation for about a week now. Last Monday I saw 15 great blue herons sort of 'kettling' in the sky like vultures. Way cool! Lots of little birds flying through, most are too small and too fast for me to ID. I know lots of kinglets were in the trees today. I could hear them chirping.

Laughing gulls are almost all gone. John and I saw an osprey while walking home from breakfast. I thought they were gone, but this one was probably flying through.

I am looking forward to the arrival of the snow geese and the brant. What a wonderful sound to hear on the bay at night!
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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There has been a gathering of Bluebirds at the bird bath several evenings recently. They are such vigorous bathers with lots of splashing! Did not see any this weekend-the 1st I've not worked all summer-so they have likely headed to warmer climes. Will miss the live entertainment!
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Nothing rare but the Canada geese are gathering and they are noisy!
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:15 AM   #8
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The geese are flying overhead in formation every day here. I can hear them honking long before I see them.

You're right Sage, those geese are very noisy! So much fun to watch them though.
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i dont think I have seen White Pelicans around my house ever. These two pelicans have been sitting in the marsh for the last 2 days or so. Not sure if one is hurt or if they are just taking an extended rest.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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Neat pelicans. They probably just like your marsh!

I saw a western meadowlark yesterday on the back yard chain-link fence! They aren't even listed for this area:
Western Meadowlark - Whatbird.com
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