Common Backyard Bird List

  
This picture taken near Williamsburg, VA 

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Backyard habitat in Maryland

July 3, 1999
July 17, 1998
August 9, 1997

West Coast Birds

Birds seen near Palo Alto, California

  • Seagull - 5/25/98 - flying under the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Mourning Dove - 9/6/97 - On lawn, trees
  • Mallard Duck - 9/6/97 - In stream
  • Scrub Jay - 9/6/97 - In trees
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker - 9/6/97 - In trees
  • Canadian Geese - 9/20/97 - By bay
  • Common Egret - 9/6/97 - In stream
  • Hummingbird - 9/6/97 - In flowers
  • Cormorant - 9/20/97 - By bay
  • Wood Ducks - 9/28/97 - In stream
  • Black Phoebe - 9/30/97 - Near trees
  • Great Blue Heron - 9/30/97 - In stream

Bird seen in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Project FeederWatch

In February 2009 a Hawk caught a Cardinal near my feeders. It wasn't able to dislodge the Cardinal from the tree so it fed on it in front of my birdcam. Here is a sequence of pictures I took of the Hawk Attack.

Birds seen recently near Hanover, Maryland
(March 2008)

  • American Goldfinch - Thistle seed feeder  
  • Blue Jay - Mixed seed on ground  
  • Brown-headed Cowbird - Mixed seed on ground  
  • Canada Goose - Adults with babies (Picture taken near Williamsburg, VA) 
  • Cardinal - Mixed seed on ground - Female  
  • Carolina Chickadee - Sunflower seed, Mixed seed feeder, Suet  
  • Carolina Wren - Suet - Winter  
  • Common Grackle (Adult & 2 babies feeding) - Mixed seed on ground 
  • Downy Woodpecker - Suet - Female 
  • Great Blue Heron - 8/92 Pond - Heron taking off - Heron catching fish (Picture taken near Williamsburg, VA) 
  • Hairy Woodpecker - Suet
  • House Finch - Sunflower seed, Mixed seed, Thistle seed, Apple feeder  
  • House sparrow - Mixed seed feeder 
  • Mallard Duck - In stream and mixed seed on ground 
  • Mockingbird - Berries, Apple feeder - feeding baby - in flight 
  • Mourning Dove - Mixed seed on ground  
  • Red Bellied Woodpecker - Mixed seed feeder, suet - another  
  • Red-shouldered Hawk bathing in pond 
  • Red Winged Blackbird - Mixed seed feeder  
  • Robin - In yard - early spring  
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk - Chasing Starlings and perched in tree
  • Slate-colored Junco - Mixed seed on ground - Winter  
  • Song Sparrow - Mixed seed on ground -   
  • Starling - Suet, Mixed seed  
  • TuftedTitmouse - Sunflower seed, Mixed seed feeder, Suet  
  • Turkey Vulture - in yard eating small animal
  • White Breasted Nuthatch - Suet - 12/1/99 
  • White-throated Sparrow - Mixed seed on ground  

    Analysis of bird migration patterns near Hanover, MD
    for the period May 23, 1999 - May 13, 2000

    Birds seen previously near Hanover, Maryland


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    Audio files marked with this symbol:  are excerpts from an excellent five volume video tape collection titled " Audubon Society's VideoGuide To Birds of North America " copyright © 1988 Godfrey-Stadin Productions.
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