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August, 2020 Bird Sightings at Fermilab

Friday, August 28, 2020

Wally reported no shorebirds other than Killdeer this week. This is not surprising considering the recent drought we have been experiencing. He did report the first fall migrant passerines, several American Redstarts. Most of his remaining highlights were similar to those of last week. Found were: Wood Duck (quite a few in and around A.E. Sea and in Main Ring), Sandhill Crane (flying on Monday), Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Egret (in small groups), Green Heron (these have become much more numerous/visible over the last week), Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier (second week in a row for the Harrier), Cooper's Hawk (2 on Friday), Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing and Common Yellowthroat. Dave

Friday, August 21, 2020

Wally found no further sign of a fall migration; his highlight of the week was a Northern Harrier patrolling inside the Main Ring. Also, not too shabby, was a Belted Kingfisher, the first since January. Other highlights from his weekly list were: Wood Duck (quite a few in and around A.E. Sea and in Main Ring), Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Egret (pretty consistently found in small groups), Green Heron , Turkey Vulture, Osprey, American Kestrel, Cedar Waxwing and Indigo Bunting. Dave

Friday, August 14, 2020

Wally reported a reduction in shorebird diversity this week finding only Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper and lots of Killdeer. His other highlights were a flushed Sora and good views of a Henslow's Sparrow. Other birds found included Wood Duck (quite a few in and around A.E. Sea), Pied-billed Grebe (3 in a group in A.E. Sea), Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Sora, Caspian Tern, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, American Kestrel, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, House Wren, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark, Dave

Friday, August 7, 2020

Wally's prime highlight for the week was spotting a lone Purple Martin fly over the Sparrow Hedge, the first of the year. Other birds worthy of mention were Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Chimney Swift, Sandhill Crane (4 flying in SW corner of site), Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Green Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Cedar Waxwing, Field Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting and Dickcissel. Dave

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