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More Migrants Along the Waterfront

Published April 14, 2014
Tags: General Observations, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Brown Creeper, Fox Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow

I found a few nice migrants during a quick lunch tour along the waterfront early this afternoon. I only had an hour before meeting with my tax accountant (yes, I know - I'm cutting it close this year!), so I didn't cover a lot of territory.

The little area I walked brought this year's first Brown Thrasher - two as a matter of fact. I also found another Hermit Thrush, another Fox Sparrow, a male Eastern Towhee, 2 Northern Flickers, and a few Brown Creepers. Sparrows were plentiful. I saw American Tree, Field, Swamp, Song, White-throated, and Fox.  This year, it seems the Fox Sparrows are in good supply.

I just made it up to the water for only a few minutes before I had to leave and caught sight of some Red-breasted Mergansers, Scaup, and Bufflehead.  What a nice little hotspot - I really wish I didn't have to leave so quickly!
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Brown Thrasher, my first of the year
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Brown Thrasher
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Hermit Thrush
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Hermit Thrush - he saw me and off he goes!
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Brown Thrasher
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White-throated Sparrow
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Swamp Sparrow
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Swamp Sparrow
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Field Sparrow
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Field Sparrow
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Fox Sparrow
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Fox Sparrow
Reply from: tim on 4/14/2014 7:51 PM
 Awesome Sue what a great lunchtime outing !
Reply from: Claire Talbot on 4/15/2014 7:32 AM
 I love the brown creepers. Have seen a few, but have not gotten a photograph yet this year. Thanks for sharing!
Reply from: Sue on 4/18/2014 3:36 PM
 Thanks, Tim and Claire! And Claire, those Brown Creepers are another fast bird and tough to get a decent photo of. Keep trying! :)