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BOS Count at Beaver Meadow

Published October 11, 2014
Tags: General Observations, Northern Mockingbird, American Wigeon, Hermit Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Warbler, Golden-crowned Warbler, Purple Finch

The BOS (Buffalo Ornithological Society) was conducting a count this weekend and I helped cover a couple of spots at Beaver Meadow. It was a beautiful morning and I wish I could have stayed the day.

The early morning pond area was "alive" with bird songs everywhere.  I was delighted to hear an Eastern Towhee singing his spring song, "drink your teeeaaa", along with some Song Sparrows, Black-capped Chickadees, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and kinglets.

I noticed some movement in a viney-berry spot and found a silent Hermit Thrush indulging on the berries. I haven't been doing too well with thrushes lately, so it was a nice find.

Another nice find along Fox Trail was a coupe of other warblers, a Nashville and a Magnolia who appeared to be foraging together.

Other birds seen were: American Wigeon, Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Purple Finch, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, and Blue-headed Vireo.
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Hermit Thrush
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American Wigeon with Canada Geese
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Purple Finch
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Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Magnolia Warbler
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Magnolia Warbler
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Northern Mockingbird seen on a recent excursion to Onondaga County on a failed attempt to find a Dickcissel
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Northern Mockingbird