New garden "tick"

Frankly, we spent the wet weekend gardening rather than birding …… but by doing so we added a new species to our garden list. The brief appearance during the cocktail hour of a Northern Parula takes the garden numbers to a nice 83 species (list below for those who find this sort of thing interesting). Yesterday we were serenaded by Baltimore Orioles and the three – minimum – RTHummers seem to be sticking around which is very unusual. Doubtless, once the weather clears they will all be on their way.

Anyway, the garden list is currently as follows (83 species) :

HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron
NEW WORLD VULTURES
Turkey Vulture
HAWKS, EAGLES AND KITES
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
American Kestrel
GULLS
Ring-billed Gull
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
OWLS
Great Horned Owl (treed by Crows in a torrential downpour)
Snowy Owl (very briefly one cold January morning)
Great Gray Owl (winter ’05 …… they were everywhere that year)
NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk
HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
WOODPECKERS
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backedWoodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
WRENS
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS
Brown Thrasher
THRUSHES
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
CHICKADEES AND TITS
Black-capped Chickadee
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
CREEPERS
Brown Creeper
CROWS AND JAYS
Blue Jay
American Crow
STARLINGS
European Starling
VIREOS AND ALLIES
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
WOOD WARBLERS
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
SPARROWS, TOWHEES, JUNCOS
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
SALTATORS, CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, GRACKLES, ETC.
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
FINCHES, SISKINS, CROSSBILLS
Purple Finch
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow

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