Chuck's Weekly Birding Report

October 7, 2020 by Team Journey North

What species is Chuck observing? Find out in his latest birding report from Journey North's home base, the UW-Madison Arboretum.

Yellow-rumped Warbler at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo: Chuck Henrikson

Chuck Henrikson’s Birding Report From UW–Madison Arboretum

“There are some new arrivals. This past week besides seeing more White-throated Sparrows and a couple more Lincoln Sparrows I did see some White-crowned Sparrows out on the prairie and on the trail in the woods adjacent to the prairie. Another new arrival is the Hermit Thrush. The Hermit Thrush is brown above with a distinctive rusty colored tail. It always appears full-bodied so must eat well. The breast has dark spots high and the spots become less distinct and smudgy farther down. One of its unique behaviors is that it raises its tail occasionally as if it were waving to you. It spends most of its time on the ground searching for food.” Read Chuck’s Weekly Birding Report #29.

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Dr. Aborn’s Weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds reports will return in February 2021. Learn how to read a weather map from a songbird’s point of view and discover how to use the maps to predict when you will see songbirds: Map Primer: How to Read a Weather Map from a Songbird’s Point of View