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September 30th, 2012
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Yard list: Sep 2012

With fall migration kicking in, September was a great month for the new yard list. I added 14 new species, taking the total to 72.

Highlights of the month included a calling YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, a couple of flyover VAUX’S SWIFTS, a ROCK WREN which appeared on my roof, calling frantically, both WILSON’S and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS and a GRAY FLYCATCHER.

The other additions were more expected: flyover MALLARD and GREAT BLUE HERON, a KILLDEER calling from Josephine Canyon, the first ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD and NORTHERN FLICKER of winter, and two birds which I knew were around, a family of GREAT HORNED OWLS has begun calling at night, and the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES that are resident a half mile down the road have finally found the feeders.

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