Four Birds That We Didn’t See Today: November 24, 2021

Every time I visit Col. Sam Smith Park in the month of November I especially hope to see four different species of birds. I have seen each here in past Novembers but each only once or twice. Their migration paths occasionally but seldom bring them this way. Here are some photos I took of them in previous Novembers.

Purple Sandpiper:

Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper with duck observer
Purple Sandpiper

Snow Bunting:

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

American Pipit:

American Pipit
American Pipit
American Pipit

Lapland Longspur:

Lapland Longspur (male)
Lapland Longspur (male)
Lapland Longspur (male)

Birds that we did see this morning:

Buffleheads
Gadwall
American Wigeon (male)
Mourning Dove
American Wigeon (male)
American Robin
American Wigeon (male)
American Robin
Buffleheads (male)
American Robin
Northern Shovelers
American Goldfinch
Northern Shovelers
American Goldfinch
Mallard (male)
American Goldfinch
Gadwall (male)
House Sparrow (male)
Gadwall
House Sparrow (male)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Golden-crowned Kinglet
House Sparrow (male)
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

In slack wind of November
The fog forms and shifts.
All the world comes out again
When the fog lifts.                                   – Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Four Birds That We Didn’t See Today: November 24, 2021

  1. Phoebe

    We heard, but did not see, kinglets on the weekend, so I am glad to see your confirmation. Three weeks ago we saw flocks of 10 or so in St. James cemetery, but now the flocks are gone. Just an occasional kinglet straggler left.
    Thanks for the report!

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