List of Prince George Backyard Birds - 11 Aug 2018

Usually I am lucky if I see 5 bird species after sitting for an hour in the yard, but for some reason on 11 Aug 2018 around noon the yard was full an overwhelming number of birds of all types - there were warblers in the garden, robins and flickers on the lawn at our feet, tanagers, juncos, sparrows, and finches on the telephone wires, flycatchers on the fences and woodpeckers of various types on the telephone poles, and many of them were making noises. It was difficult to know where to look!

I had never seen so many kinds of birds in one spot before, and there has never been anywhere near that number and variety in the yard since then. I wonder whether it might have resulted from some kind of bizarre weather pattern, or maybe the smoke from the forest fires? I seem to remember that it was rainy that week and it had finally cleared up that day.

My grandpa and I sat and watched the birds for about an hour, and I tried to photograph as many of them as possible. All of the birds listed below were seen during that time while sitting in the same spot (except for the mysterious flycatcher and sparrow, which were seen just down the street as we were walking to the yard).

Hairy Woodpecker:
Yellow Warbler:
Tennessee Warbler:
Yellow-rumped Warbler:
Warbling Vireo:
Western Tanager:
Northern Flicker (many color varieties):
American Robin:
House Sparrow:
Dark-eyed Junco:
Black-capped Chickadee:
House Finch (?):
Flycatcher sp.:
Sparrow sp.:

Others (may be included in the list above):

Downy/Hairy woodpecker:
Whatever this is:
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Posted on March 26, 2023 08:45 PM by little_blue_heron little_blue_heron


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