Thursday, May 26, 2011

St. Bernard's Seminary • May 25

An abrupt decline in spring migrants occurred today along the Genesee River gorge behind the old St. Bernard's Seminary. In fact, the list contains only local breeding species. The one surprise was peering down the bank into a wooded area and seeing a hummingbird in an area between the trees where some large leafy plants were growing. (It looked like Skunk Cabbage.) Seeing the hummer hovering a few inches over the leaves without a flower anywhere in sight was so out of place to me that it took me several long moments to recognize the bird. On my return trip back to work, I had a fun little photo-op with a Great Crested Flycatcher. 

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Eastern Bluebird

Great Crested Flycatcher

Location:     St. Bernard's Seminary
Observation date:     5/25/11
Number of species:     26

Cooper's Hawk     1
Rock Pigeon     2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Great Crested Flycatcher     1
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     2
Tree Swallow     1
Barn Swallow     2
Tufted Titmouse     1
Eastern Bluebird     1
Wood Thrush     1
American Robin     5
Gray Catbird     1
Northern Mockingbird     1
European Starling     2
Yellow Warbler     1
Song Sparrow     1
Red-winged Blackbird     1
Brown-headed Cowbird     1
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch     2
House Sparrow     4

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