Backyard Birding Sept. 24+26, 2021

Been busy with other things lately but squeezed in some time for some backyard birding. The main highlight was a female/juvenile Purple Finch which called from a Ponderosa Pine on our property line causing Isaac and I get out of our chairs to investigate. Only the second I’ve seen in this region in 5 years. Another continuing highlight are the Anna’s hummingbirds that keep visiting our yard in early fall each year. Not sure if they are overlooked in the area or seem to like my backyard but they are rare to the region. Lists from the two days below.

Circle Walk, Dufferin, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Sep 24, 2021 3:35 PM – 6:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
21 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1   
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  2
Black-billed Magpie  1
Clark’s Nutcracker  1
American Crow  2
Common Raven  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  11
American Robin  73
House Sparrow  2
House Finch  7
Purple Finch  1   

American Goldfinch  1
Dark-eyed Junco  8
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15

Circle Walk, Dufferin, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Sep 26, 2021 8:24 AM – 10:36 AM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  1   

Turkey Vulture  10
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
Common Raven  3
Mountain Chickadee  1
American Robin  3
House Sparrow  16
House Finch  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  10
Song Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Red-winged Blackbird  12


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