Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 9 - Muscota Marsh - cold and windy

It was a cold and very windy day. At sunup it was 35 F and very windy. I decided to make it a "shelter in place" day from the weather and the coronavirus. At various times during the day I spent some time watching for birds from the apartment window. Most of the day was sunny, though the temperature never got out of the mid-forties. In the afternoon we had a few passing showers of sleet, before it got sunny again at the end of the day.
Ominous sky to the northwest before afternoon sleet shower.
During the course of the day I recorded 19 species from the window. While nothing was new for my spring list, there were several good birds for the window: Spotted Sandpiper, Common Raven, and Northern Rough-winged Swallow. Full list below.

Canada Goose
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Blue Jay
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird
American Robin
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Cardinal

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