[wisb] Ashland CBC highlights
- From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:22:29 -0700
The Ashland CBC was held on Sunday 12/19. Good weather but almost no open water within the circle. 34 species overall with nothing especially unexpected. Highlights below: *Only waterbirds were 18 Mallards, 5 Common Goldeneye, and 2 Herring Gulls! Missed American Black Duck for the first time in decades. *1 Merlin in town, pretty much annual *1 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- an unprecedented number (6+) are currently being seen at feeders within 30 miles of Ashland *8 Northern Shrikes - a fairly average year for this species *Only 4 American Robins, far less then other recent years *Only 22 Bohemian Waxwings and 0 Cedars, the former surprisingly low given their good status this year and the latter an unusual miss in recent years *341 Snow Buntings -- It's not unusual to find small numbers in winter here but I had a single flock of 325, which was most welcome! *Winter finches = 10 Pine Grosbeaks, 193 Common Redpolls, 1 Pine Siskin, 106 American Goldfinches, 0 Purple Finches, 0 White-winged Crossbills, and 8 Evening Grosbeaks. Ryan Brady Washburn, Bayfield County, WI http://www.pbase.com/rbrady #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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