[va-bird] purple finches

  • From: George Harris <bubo-bubo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: VA Birdlist - POST POST <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:09:25 -0400


Fill up your feeders, Purple Finches are on the way. About 11:30 AM, a large flock (100-200) Purple Finches hit the Tulip Poplars in the Yard. They did not go unnoticed by Sharp-shinned Hawks and by noon the yard bereft of birds.


GC Cormorant (3)
N. Harrier (1)
Red-tailed Hawk (1)
Eagles (3) - one was a good prospect for Golden.
Sharp-shinned Hawk (4)
Pine Warbler (2)
Yellow-rumped Warblers (25+)
Vesper Sparrow (1 singing)
Song Sparrow (6)
Field Sparrow (4)
White-throated Sparrow (5)
Chipping Sparrow (15) - yesterday, the yard was littered with them.
Junco (30)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (3)
White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Ruby & Golden Crowned Kinglets
Hairy, Downy, Pileated, Red-bellied, Sapsucker.

George Harris
Orange County

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