Sunday, July 21, 2013

Prescott Peninsula

Common Yellowthroat, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013
Common Yellowthroat, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013

Common Yellowthroat, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013

Pine Warbler, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013

Secluded cove, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013
The heat and humidity finally broke after a cold front came through last night. This morning started off at a 'chilly' 64 degrees (as cool as it has been here in weeks). I decided to spend morning on Prescott Peninsula checking on a few of my field survey sites as well as trying to track down any Red Crossbills that might be around. No luck with the crossbills today but I'm sure they are still around. Lots of good stuff around this morning but nothing way out of the ordinary. I have included the entire list for the day below.  A much more comfortable day to be outside although the 'cooler' temperatures didn't reduce the number of deer flies and mosquitoes very much. 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Prescott Peninsula, July 21, 2013
Lots of butterflies around today too with a few allowing for photographs.  As far as mammals I had a couple of coyotes together plus other small mammals and lots of moose tracks but no moose.

Complete list for the morning:

Wood Duck  13     Adult with eight ducklings, adult w/three ducklings
Hooded Merganser  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1     juvenile
Solitary Sandpiper  2     Flyovers calling together
Mourning Dove  10
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  5     minimum, great number for this species
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  9
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  16     minimum
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  4
Blue-headed Vireo  6     Feeding young
Red-eyed Vireo  51
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  8
Black-capped Chickadee  26
Red-breasted Nuthatch  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  1
Veery  12
Hermit Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  5
American Robin  19
Gray Catbird  19
Cedar Waxwing  36
Ovenbird  9
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  37
American Redstart  3     low number...where did they all go?
Magnolia Warbler  8
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  6     Feeding young
Chestnut-sided Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  16
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  8
Eastern Towhee  37
Chipping Sparrow  32
Song Sparrow  16
Swamp Sparrow  5
Scarlet Tanager  7
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
Indigo Bunting  8
Red-winged Blackbird  103     Leaving roost-95+ at dawn, plus others
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Baltimore Oriole  3
Purple Finch  3
American Goldfinch  8

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