Saturday, June 28, 2014

Prescott Peninsula...with Type 10 Red Crossbills

American Goldfinch, Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
American Redstart, Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
Cooper's Hawk with prey, Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
Cedar Waxwing, Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
Red winged Blackbird (male), Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
Red winged Blackbird (female), Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
Great Blue Heron, Prescott Peninsula, June 28, 2014
I spent another early morning on Prescott Peninsula conducting grassland bird surveys and managed to find some nice birds.  I once again had a flyover Red Crossbill but this time I managed to get a distant recording that I sent to Cornell to try to find out the specific type of Red Crossbill.  I heard back from Matthew Young at Cornell who analyzed my recording and determined the crossbill(s) to be Type 10 Red Crossbills.  Last year in the same area I got recordings of Type 1 Red Crossbills so always interesting to see what different types (and potentially different species) are around.  A link to an article about the different types is located below:

Lots of young birds around and still a fair bit of song.  The insects (deer flies, mosquitoes, etc.) were also out in force.  Full list from the morning below:

Wood Duck  1    female
Hooded Merganser  1        female
Great Blue Heron  3     Two recently fledged young
Cooper's Hawk  2     Both carrying fresh kills
Mourning Dove  8
Black-billed Cuckoo  7     Minimum
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  11     Minimum
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Alder Flycatcher  2
Least Flycatcher  13     Minimum
Eastern Phoebe  7
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  4
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  61
Blue Jay  11
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  17
Bank Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1     Unusual, at gate
Veery  28     Minimum
Hermit Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  8
American Robin  19
Gray Catbird  27
Cedar Waxwing  29
Ovenbird  26     Minimum
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  39
American Redstart  29     Minimum
Magnolia Warbler  8
Blackburnian Warbler  6
Yellow Warbler  7
Chestnut-sided Warbler  19     Minimum
Black-throated Blue Warbler  7
Pine Warbler  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Canada Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  21
Chipping Sparrow  16
Song Sparrow  11
Swamp Sparrow  3
Scarlet Tanager  9
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
Indigo Bunting  5     Carrying food
Red-winged Blackbird  14
Common Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Baltimore Oriole  3
Purple Finch  1
Red Crossbill  1     Rare but has bred in area before, flyby, different area then heard last week, recorded with camera but may be too distant to id to type.
American Goldfinch  8

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