April dawn
Clean-up Day Postponed

Hour on the Tower (040509)

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    The weekly "Hour on the Tower" has begun anew. The idea is to see how many birds you can see as a group in an hour at the Celery Farm from the Pirie Platform. The informal collects at Pirie every Sunday morning at 8, weather-permitting.
     The tradition began a decade or so ago when Marsh Warden Stiles Thomas and crack birder Gordon Schultze met on Sunday mornings at the Warden's Watch to see how many bird species they could see in an hour. These days, photographers have taken over the Warden Watch on weekend morning, and Pirie is the place to be (and to see).
    If you have not partcipated, it's a good way to improve your birding skills and catch up on CF news.
    Click "Continue reading to see what was seen during last Sunday's hour.
19 species
Canada Goose

Song Sparrow
Red Winged Blackbird

DC Cormorant


Tree Swallow
N. Cardinal
Wood Duck

Am Robin

Ring Billed Gull
Common Grackle

Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
Am Crow

Downy Woodpecker
Mute Swan