Thursday, July 28, 2005

Fwd: Moscow yard birds, 7/28/05

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From: Charles Swift <>
Date: Jul 28, 2005 7:46 AM
Subject: Moscow yard birds, 7/28/05

Hi All -

I finally added BEWICK'S WREN to my yard list (although I have heard
them from my yard). This morning one was poking around in our Lilac
Hedge along w/ a BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE which has been coming to the

The resident RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES have been making frequent trips
to the sunflower feeders and I believe are stashing seed in trees
around the yard.

The SWAINSON'S HAWKS that nest a block away (we presume although we
haven't actually located the nest this year) are becoming increasingly
vocal. This probably involves a lot of communication between adults
and young as they range farther away from the nest in foraging trips.

We still have a nest full of A. ROBIN chicks that are being fed in the
Lilac hedge. This is interesting as we were seeing young from earlier
broods back in June.

I am also starting to notice a few early migrants or post-breeding
dispersers such as WESTERN TANAGER and some unidentified warbler
chips. All in all it is feeling very much like the breeding season is
winding down!

thanks, Charles.

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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