To add online results, today on our property seen White-tailed eagle, Snipe, lots of migrating Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfnches, Fieldfares, Starlings, Herring gulls, Baltic Gulls, some young Black-headed gulls, Great and Blue tits, one Great Spotted Woodpecker, tons of Wood Pigeons, Jays, Magpies.
for August and September in suburban Los Angeles (east-central San Gabriel Valley):
American Crow (OP)
House Sparrow (VC)
Mourning Dove (VC)
Red-whiskered Bulbul (DY)
Audubon’s Warbler (DY)
Lesser Goldfinch (DY)
House Finch (DY)
Northern Mockingbird (DY)
Anna’s Hummingbird (DY)
Black Phoebe (DY)
White-crowned Sparrow (TD)
Red-crowned Parrot (TD)
Mitred Parakeet (WY)
Allen’s Hummingbird (WY)
Cooper’s Hawk (WY)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (WY)
5 of them are invasive! Yikes!!!
Nonnative does not mean invasive, necessarily. As the late Steve Herman asked of the Eurasian collared dove, where is the evidence indicting them? I agree with him that merely being present in a nonnative range is not, in itself, evidence of adverse impact.
I do not really have a garden per se, especially since Fall time is well underway in Southwest Alaska, but I do have birds present around my home in August and September (a lot may have now migrated south by mid September, but I will mark them if they were common throughout August)
- Black-capped Chickadee OP
- American Robin EC (usually gone by mid September)
- Common Redpoll EC
- Hoary Redpoll WY
- American Tree Sparrow DY
- Common Raven DY
- Savannah Sparrow TD
- White-crowned Sparrow TD
- Yellow Warbler DY (but gone by September)
- Wilson’s Warbler WY (but gone by September)
- Gray-cheeked Thrush WY (but gone by September)
I’m at the eastern edge of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.
We are starting to warm up for spring after a dry winter and some more birds are coming in for feeding on the fruits and nectar flowers.
VC - Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)
DY - Satin Bowerbird ( Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
DY - Common Bronzewing Pigeon (Phaps chalcoptera)
DY - Eastern Spinebill ( Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
WY - New Holland Honeyeater ( Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
WY - Crimson Rosella ( Platycercus elegans)
WY - Australian Raven ( Corvus coronoides ssp. coronoides)
A few other species darting quickly through, but not seen well enough for ID.
The Satin Bowerbird will become more common soon when more of their food plants re-leaf.
Yep, I agree that nature couldn’t tell the difference between a Collared dove and a Mourning dove.
House Sparrows, on the other hand, are INVASIVE. But they’re soo adorable.
Los Angeles, Ca
black phoebe DY
Anna’s Hummingbird DY
Red Tailed Hawk WY
Mourning Dove DY
Dark Eyed Junco (Fall and Winter)
House Finch DY
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