Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Late Migrants

Late spring has been quite cool here on the Palouse and we are still getting a trickle of migrant songbirds coming through. This is really not that unusual even in more normal years. A Wilson's Warbler has been singing outside my office window for much the morning. Although the first migrant Wilson's arrive as early as mid-May it is not unusual to have a few passing through into early June. Possibly these later migrants are going well north, perhaps to Alaska where they are common breeders in Alder thickets.

A Swainson's Hawk was being harassed by several crows on campus this morning. This is not that unusual as they both nest on campus and manage to mostly tolerate each other!

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