Thursday, April 7, 2016

4.7.16 - Bird Nerd Moment  - My yard & street
Yarmouth, MA

I heard it!  I heard the familiar trill and it caught my ear... for a split second my brain said, Song Sparrow... then my inner voice disagreed... "PINE WARBLER!  THAT'S A PINE WARBLER!", I said to my friend & neighbor LeAnne.  We have these great weekday morning walks with our dogs after the buses come to collect my kids for school.  LeAnne said, "I SEE IT!  IT'S RIGHT HERE!"

And so we saw our first Pine Warbler of 2016!  ALWAYS more exciting when you get to share moments like that with a friend!  LeAnne is also an avid bird lover, though we disagree on crows! ; )   We are fortunate to live close to DY High School & on their property there is an osprey platform.  We get the benefit of those majestic birds swooping and calling over our homes for the next 5 months or so.  LeAnne and I also have heard a Great Horned Owl at night & we love sharing that we've heard it the next morning when we see each other.

The photo I got of the Pine Warbler male is not a great one.  I really need to upgrade my phone so I have a better camera on there for spontaneous moments such as this... but here he is!  Being a bird nerd is way more fun when you get to share it with another nerd!

Pine Warbler - male
We also saw and heard:

American Robin
Herring Gull
Brown-headed Cowbird
Downy Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
White-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
American Crow 
 (anyone I'm forgetting LeAnne?)

Happy Birding!

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