Field notebooks, 1961-1965 : 8-5-64 to 1-10-65

ID: SIA RU007342

Creator: Eike, James W.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1964-1965

Citation: James W. Eike papers, 1927, 1950-1983

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Abstract

This field book contains field notes on birds taken from 5 August 1964 to 10 January 1965. Notes contain lists of various birds spotted in Virginia. Most of the birds listed were observed at Eike's home on North Tuckahoe Street, Falls Church or in the surrounding area. Other locations may be included. Notes occasionally include weather and temperature information, quantity, time spotted, and the sex of the birds.

Date Range

1964-1965

Start Date

Aug 05, 1964

End Date

Jan 10, 1965

Access Information

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Topic

  • Bird watching
  • Animals
  • Bird watchers
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Falls Church
  • Virginia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007342

Collection name

James W. Eike papers, 1927, 1950-1983

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 6

[[preprinted]] Memo Book [[/preprinted]] N Tuckahoe F Church Va 8-5-64 to 1-10-65
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 60 [[degree symbol]] - 81 [[degree symbol]] [[underlined]] 8-5-64 [[/underlined]] overcast 71 [[degree symbol]] 9AM Thrasher Doves Hummingbird Eng. sp. Cardinals Mockers Catbirds Grackles Titmice Jays Chim swifts 8-6-64 60 [[degree symbol]] __ 84 Wonderful day! Thrasher Martins Hummingbird House Wren Downy Crows [[red pencil]] [[checkmark]][[/red pencil]] 1 [[Tomato?]] etc. Jim at [[Wachapr.?]] ce w/[[haves?]] 8-7-64 68 [[degree symbol]] - 79 [[degree symbol]] 8-9-64 Sunday [[underlined]] 54 [[degree symbol]] - 78 [[degree symbol]] Cool[[/underlined]] 2-3 Chickadees Jays 2-3 Titmice Doves hum bird Martins Wren Mockers & young
[[underlined]] 12-15 Robins [[/underlined]] etc. 8-10-64 58 [[degree symbol]] - 78 [[degree symbol]] Fine, cool day - overcast most of day. Song Sps. Doves Downy Jays Cardinals Grackles Martins Catbirds House Wren Mockers & young 10-12 Robins etc. Hum bird [[red pencil]] [[checkmark]] [[/red pencil]] 2 Tomato 8-11-64 62 [[degree symbol]] - 86 [[degree symbol]] Dove Downy 8-13-64 67 [[degree symbol]] - 91 [[degree symbol]] etc. 8-14-64 55 [[degree symbol]] - 76 [[degree symbol]] [[red pencil]] [[checkmark]] [[/red pencil]] Goldfinch (at feeder) Jays Crows (after Hawk?) Doves Titmice Downy [[end page]] [[start page]] Grand day - low [[underlined]] humidity [[/underlined]] Martins Robins Cardinals Mockers Grackles Catbirds [[underlined]] Goldenrod blooming [[/underlined]] 8-14-64 Fri. 55 [[degree symbol]] - 77 [[degree symbol]] Crisp, cool - clear [[red pencil]] * [[/red pencil]] Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Jays on back porch rail 6:45 AM Doves Hummingbird [[checkmark]] Cardinals Catbirds Grackles Engl. Sps. 4 Titmice Song Sps. Starlings Ch. Swifts Robins Mockers P. Martins [[end of page]]
etc. [[crossed out]] 8-10-64 Fine, cool day - overcast all day - Song Sps. Doves Downy Jays Cardinals Grackles Martins Hummingbird H. Wren etc. [[/crossed out]] 8-15-64 Sat. 47 [[degree symbol]] - 81 [[degree symbol]] Brilliant day - Catbirds (& 2-3 downy young) 4 Jays Mockers 3-4 Doves P. Martins 4-6 Song Sps. Engl. Sps. 8-10 Grackles Starlings 15-20 Robins 4 Titmice Crows [[end page]] [[start page]] Great Spangled [[Frilillary?]] on marigolds [[red pencil]] * [[/red pencil]] 3 Br-winged Hawks [[checkmark 1]] Downy [[female symbol]] 2:10 PM Goldfinches [[checkmark 1]] Circling in low from South - into NNE - playfully stooping on each other repeatedly - and calling. 8-16-64 Sun. 57 [[degree symbol]] - 80 [[degree symbol]] Ely's [[Rotherys?]], BBW, Lucille Still Fine day - to early afternoon - then overcast drizzle about 5:00 Downy [[male symbol]] at old Bluebird house. Jays & [[male symbol]] at suet later Doves Titmice Cardinals Song Sps. Robins
Two yellow SwallowTails 10-12 Martins very active around yard Catbirds Grackles Engl. Sps Starlings Goldfinches 8/17/64 60 [[degree symbol]] - 84 [[degree symbol]] Martins - [[underlined]] 8/18/64 [[/underlined]] 60 [[degree symbol]] - 85 [[degree symbol]] Titmice Mockers Robin Catbirds & young Cardinals Martins [[superscript]] [[checkmark]] 1 [[/superscript]] Kingbirds Downys Song Sps. Hummingbird etc. [[checkmark]] 1 Incl. 10-12 over Theo. Roosevelt Bridge at 6:10 PM [[end page]] [[start page]] 8-19-64 Wed. 57 [[degree symbol]] - 80 [[degree symbol]] Home with head cold - Glorious day - mountain air - wind 10-15 mph NNW House Wren Jays P. Martins Doves Titmice Grackles Cardinals Starlings Mockers Robins Song Sps. Crows Catbirds Downys [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] 2 TV's at 11:05 AM [[superscript]] [[checkmark]] [[/superscript]] Ch. Swifts Goldfinches (1 singing beautifully) Engl. Sps [[red pencil]] [[checkmark]] [[/red pencil]] Peewee [[checkmark]] Soaring due South- fairly high - on a straight line
8-20-64 Thurs Another glorious day Flicker nearby Robins Crows Mockers 2 Barn Swallows 4 Catbirds Downy [[male symbol]] Song Sps. Doves calling Engl. Sps. Goldfinches Starlings P. Martins Grackles 2 Ch. Swifts Jays 4 Titmice [[red pencil]] * [[/red pencil]] Dove on same next in [[ Plitzer ]] [[?]] [[red pencil]] [[checkmark]] [[/red pencil]] Chickadee [[checkmark]] All full-growns - young must be nearby (are recent fledglings) [[end page]] [[start page]] 8-21-64 Fri. 63[[degree mark]] - 92[[degree mark]] Overcast - warmer - somewhat humid Chickadees Jays Crows Doves Titmice Ch. Swifts 2 Downy's H. Wren P. Martins Catbirds Crows 8-22-64 (Sat) 65 [[degree mark]] - 94 [[degree mark]] Hot-bright-wind 10-20 mph SE [[red pencil]] * [[/red pencil]]Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]] Catbirds 2 Chickadees Robins 4 Titmice P. Martins Song Sps. Engl. Sps.
[[start of page]] 4 Jays Goldfinch 2-4 Doves Mockers Grackles H. Wren [[red checkmark]] Trasher 4 Ch. Swifts Starlings Hummingbird Warbler (sp?) in SE Oak at 8:15 P.M. 8-23-64 70[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]] Partly overcast-hot-humid Ovenbird Cardinals Doves Mockers Hummingbird Jays Flicker Ch. Swifts 5 P. Martins Robins Catbirds Grackles Thrasher Starlings [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Goldfinch Titmice House Wren Engl. Sps. Downy 7:20 P.M. [[red asterisk]] Redsfort (Jmn. [[male symbol]]) Barn Swallow 8-24- 65[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] 8-25-64 67[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]] 2 squirrels carrying 2 baby squirrels down east yard from front to back of yard [[red asterisk]] Bobolinks Thrasher Downy Hummingbird etc. * Large flight overhead 5:55 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. [[end of page]]
8-26-64 65[[degree symbol]] - 90[[degree symbol]] Hot-moderately humid - usual birds 8-27-64 62[[degree symbol]] - 83 [[degree symbol]] Turned cold 8-28-64- 2 Chickadees 3 Titmouse etc, JE Party -107 peoples 8-29-64 65[[degree symbol]]-86[[degree symbol]] overcast-humid- Catbirds Doves Crows Mockers Cardinals Robins Jays goldfinches [[end page]] [[start page]] [[appears to have been written over]] [strikethrough]]Doves[[/strikethrough]] Ch. Swifts [[Strikethrough]]Thrashers[[/strikethrough]] Titmice Hummingbird Brown Thrasher[[/written over]] Young doves apparently have hatched 8-30-64 Sun. Good rain in afternoon. 0.56". Thrasher Chickadees Catbirds Titmice Mockers Cardinals Doves Robins Jays Grackles Crows Starlings Engl. Sps. Goldfinches Song Sps. Hummingbird 8-31-64 70[[degree symbol]]-88[[degree symbol]] Downy
9-1-64 65°- 82° Beautiful day - low humidity- Chickadees Titmice Jays Cardinals, young + adult Catbirds " " Doves 9-3-64 52°-86° To Va. Beach 7:18a.m. arr. there 12:47 p.m. - 240 mi 9-4-64 58°-94° 9-5-64 65°-94° 9-6-64 56°-82° 9-7-64 55°-87° 9-8-64 Home from Va. Beach 6:55 p.m. 56°-88° No rain while away [[end page]] [[start page]] 9-9-64 56°-91° Glorious day- warmer in P.M. [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] Balt. Oriole ♂ calling Jays [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] Yellow-br.chat in bath Doves [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] 2 Redstarts (Imm.) Engl. Sps. 4 Catbirds (at least) Song Sps. Robins Titmice Mockers Ch. Swifts Cardinals Downy Grackles Flicker in yard Starlings Thrasher House Wren Goldfinches 9-10-64 Glorious day 60°-91° [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]]Swainsons Thrushes -big flight 6-6:10 AM [[Superscript]]very[[/superscript]]young Cardinal on back porch etc. [[end of page]]
[[start page]] 9-11-64 Fri 68°-94° Chickadees Titmice Cardinals Catbirds Jays 9-12-64 Overcast, cool, breeze from W, 5-15 mph. Occ. very light drizzle in late afternoon Redstart (imm.♂)[[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]]Cape May W. imm Downy at feeder 4-6 Robins Flicker on ground *Cardinals [[Red pencil]]*[[/Red pencil]] 2 Rose-br Grosbeak calling √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]]Jays [[Red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] 5 Tennessee Ws in yard Doves [[end page]] [[start page]] Song Sps. Mockers Crows 4-6 Catbirds Engl. Sps. Grackles Starlings Br. Thrasher Goldfinch *young cardinals being fed by adults. Total of 8 cardinals at feeder area. 3 or 4 young. √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]]1 Grosbeak in our yard -(one imm. or female in Ch. Elm at McCools. 9-13-64 Sun. Light rain beginning about 4:45 A.M. -to about 4:00 P.M. Clearing 5:30 P.M. [[red pencil]]*[[/red pencil]] Wh. Br. Nuthatch Titmice Chickadees Doves [[end page]]
8-12 Cardinals 3-4 Song Sps. 1 Flicker 15-25 Engl. Sps 3-4 Grackles 4-6 Catbirds 6-10 Robins 2-3 Crows 2-3 Ch. Swifts Downy 9-14-64 Mon. 41 [[degree mark]] - 77 [[degree mark]] Fine day 9-15-64 45 [[degree mark]] - 83 [[degree mark]] Glorious day again [[pencil]] - took Sue to MWC - fine room! [[/pencil]] Chickadees Starlings Cape May (imm.) Jays Crows Doves Cardinals Robins Mockers Catbirds Grackles Song Sps. Engl. Sps. Flickers - imm. Ch. Swifts Titmice [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] 9-16-64 [[/underlined]] Wed. 42 [[degree mark]] - 75 [[degree mark]] Wonderful day! 2 Chickadees 6-8 Ch. Swifts. 4-6 Catbirds 4-6 Jays 3-4 Song Sps 8-12 Cardinals 3-4 Titmice [[red asterisk]] 1 Wood Peewee [[red asterisk]] 1 Mag Wurbler 40-50 Robins 2-3 Grackles 1 Flicker 1 Downy 4-6 Mockers [[red checkmark]] 1 Cape May W. 4-6 Doves 2-4 Chickadees Thrashers Crows 9-17- Thurs. 2 squirrels - big chase. Flicker, imm. always at lower clothes pole. [[underlined in red]] 2 [[/underlined in red]] Thrashers 2 Chickadees Downy 4-6 Cardinals 3 Robins Mockers Catbirds Doves Grackles 2-4 Swifts 3-4 Titmice Jays Eng. Sps [[red checkmark]] 2 Magnolias 10-20 Robins Crows
[[red checkmark]] 2 Swainson's Thr. in yard. [[underlined]] 9-18-64 [[/underlined]] 62 [[degree mark]] - 79 [[degree mark]] Fine Day! 2 Chickadee Crows 6-8 Cardinals Jays Doves Downy [[female symbol]] Yellow Throat I think Thrashers Song sp. 1 Starling Eng sp. 2 Catbirds 6-8 Mockingbirds Swifts [[strikethrough]] 6-8 Cardinals [[/strikethrough]] 9-19-64 Sat. 60 [[degree mark]] - 77 [[degree mark]] Heavy overcast - light occ. showers starting last midnight [[red checkmark]] Swainson's Thrs. Jays (small flight - 6:00 AM) 2 Chickadees Doves 2 Titmice Robins Crows Mockers Song Sps. Cardinals [[end page]] [[start page]] Catbirds Downy [[male symbol]] Grackles Engl. Sps. [[red checkmark]] Rose-br. Grosbeak Thrasher (3-4 times) Ch. Swifts 9-20-64 Sun. [[red strikethrough]] 60 [[degree mark]] - 77 [[degree mark]] [[/red strikethrough]] Heavy overcast - rain much of last night - cool [[strikethrough]] 0.3" [[/strikethrough]] [[red checkmark]] Total [[red underline]] 1.75" [[/red underline]] for two days. [[red checkmark]] Ovenbird (all day) Robins [[red checkmark]] Flicker [[red checkmark]] Rose-br. Grosbeak Chickadees Jays Titmice Doves Crows Mockers [[red checkmark]] 2 Cape May Ws (imm.)(all day) Grackles Song Sps. Starlings Thrashers Engl. Sps. Catbirds Ch. Swifts
[[checkmark with superscript 1]] Plus 1 on porch rail in late afternoon - + in crabapple Downy ♂ ♀ [[red √]]3[[√ with superscript 1]]Redstarts together [[red *]] Hairy ♀ [[red √]] 2 Magnolias [[red *]] 2 Bl.-thr. Green Ws. Cardinals 1 Goldfinch [[red √]] 1 Swainson's Thr [[underlined]] 9-21-64 [[/underlined]] 56°- 74° Great day! Downy ♂ [[red *]] Ruby crowned Kinglet - [[on Ash W. end]] etc. 9/22/64 53°-77° Grand day - wind 10-15 mph W - Hurricane Gladys off Hatteras [[red √]] Rose-br. Grosbeak [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underline]]9-23-64[[/underline]] Wed. warm 53°-88° [[red √]] Redstart ♀ [[red √]] R. br. Grosbeak [[red pencil]] 2X [[/red pencil]] Chickadee 5 Swifts Cardinals Goldfinch Catbirds Jays Downy Doves Mockers Eng. sps. [[superscript]]red *[[/superscript]] [[red pencil]] * [[/red pencil]] Sapsucker in Mockers Grackles [[strike through]] Engl. Sps. [[/strike through]] Starlings Song Sps. [[red pencil]]√[[/red pencil]] Cape Mays Robins(many) Grand day! 9-24-64 Thurs 54°-83° Another fine day - [[red pencil]]√[[/red pencil]] Rose-br Grosbeak Doves Swainson's Thrushes Jays Robins 2 Chickadee titmice [[strike through]] titmouse Robin [[/strike through]] Thrush at furthest hubcap. Pretty sure oliveback [[end of page]]
[[continued]] Catbird Downy [[male symbol]] on willow trunk Jays (50 or so about 7:45)etc 9-25-64 Friday 46°-74° Glorious day - brilliant and brisk - wind 5-15 mph W- Flicker Chickadee Downy (male symbol) Titmice Cowbird (imm) Crows etc 9-26-64 Perfect day - low humid. Wind 5-20 mph SSE 13 Ch. Swifts 2-4 Doves [[red checkmark]] 1 Swainsons Thr 30-40 Jays Crows Song Sps [[end page]] [[start page]] [[superscript]]6-12[[/superscript]]Cardinals Engl. Sps. [[superscript]]10-20[[/superscript]]Robins 1 Grackle 4 Catbirds 3-4 Starlings 1 Thrasher 2 Chickadees 4-8 Mockers 4 Titmice 1 Cowbird 1 Downy 1 Flicker 9-27-64 Grand day - to visit with L. Still + Renee Weiss on Mt. Gilead. Cardinals Doves Jays Starlings Grackles Mockers Chickadees Titmice [[red asterick]] Louisiana Water Thrush on ground along back fence Ch. Swifts Thrasher Robins [[end of page]]
1 or 2 Hummingbirds (1 [[female symbol]] ) [[red asterick]] 2 Gray - cheeked Thrushes 4 Catbirds 3 Cowbirds Crows 9-28-64 Rain started last night - steady light rain - Wind W 10-20 mph - rain interm. all day - at times a downpour Downy on Oranges stump [[red checkmark]] Swainson's Thrushes calling overhead at 8:10 P.M. in heavy fog + misty rain [[end page] [[start page]] 9-29-64 44°-60° My Birthday! Rain continued intermittently all day - usually light-a wonderful rain Downy etc. 9-30-64 52°-63° Overcast - intermittent drizzle, mist + rain. Downy, etc. Approx 2" by end of day 10-1-64 Overcast - drizzle in afternoon - Downy Chickadees [[Red asterick]] Louis. Water Thr. Titmice etc. Oct 1- Thurs 50°-63° Downy [[male symbol]] etc - interm. rain [[end of page]]
[[underline]]Oct 2 - 1964 [[/underline]] 52°-68° [[underline red pencil]] 2 [[/underline red pencil]] Olive-back Thrushes together on sidewalk front of house. Conspec eye ring Rain all day - varying from mist to hard showers 10-3-64 Sat. 52°-73° Bright day - mild-wind West 5-15 mph Louisiana Water Thrush (all over yard) Jays Robins Song Sps. Cardinals Jays Doves Grackle Mockers Chickadees Engl. Sps. Starlings Catbirds [[red √]] Flicker (3-4X) [[end page]] [[start page]] [[red √]] Sapsucker (imm ♂) 6-10 [[strikethrough]] 2[[/strikethough]] Ch. Swifts [[Red *]] 1 Broadwing 1:25 PM Sailing due South [[Red √]] 1 Swainson's Thrush [[red √]] 1 Cape May W. [[Red √]] 1 Towhee nearby 2 Downy ♀♂ Cowbird (imm) Crows 10-4-64 Sun. 50°-66° Heavy overcast - light rain beginning 9:10 AM.- most of day + evening Titmice Song Sps. Chickadees Jays Cardinals Doves Robins Song Sps. Mockers Engl. Sps. [[red √]] Sapsucker Thrasher [[end of page]]
10-5-64 46°-62° usual birds 10-6-64 36°-62° [[underline]] Light [[/underline]] frost on roofs Cowbird 3-4 Jays Cardinals Mockers [[red √]] Starling Chickadee 2 Towhee ♂ frontwalk etc. 10-7-64 Wed. Perfect day - frost on roofs [[red √]] Gray-cheeked Thrush on back porch rail Jays 5 Cardinals Doves Mockers [[end page]] [[start page]] Wed Oct 7-1964 contd. Titmouse Robins Chickadees Song Sps. Downy Engl. Sps. Ch. Swift [[red √]] White-throat 33°-63° 10-8-64 Thurs Jim [[Lunds??]] 2 Cowbirds Mockers Catbird [[strikethrough]] S. Thrush [[/strikethrough]] Robins Song Sp. Jays Cardinals Downy ♂ Swainsons Thr. [[red √]] White Throat Sapsucker [[Imm.) Crows [[end of page]]
10-9-64 Fri. 42° - 68° Perfect Day - at home - partly cloudy late afternoon [[red √]] Sapsucker Doves [[red √]] Gray-ch. Thrush Song Sps. [[red √]] Swainsons " Robins [[red *]] Hermit Thrush in Honeys Bush [[superscript 1 over √]] Jays [[red *]] Ruby-cr. Kinglet Crows Chickadees Engl. Sps. 2-4 White-throats Catbirds Downy Mockers Starlings Grackles [[arrow pointing to Ruby-cr. Kinglet at one end and pointing to 9-21-64 at the other end]] [[underline]]9-21-64[[/underline]] ce saw Ruby Cr. Kinglet [[underline]]10-10-64 Jim to Peak of Otters 45° - 57° Windy-sunny Robins Eng sps 3 Jays Song sp 6 - 8 Cardinals Sw.thrush - rusty tails 12± Mockers White throat 2 Doves [[end page]] [[start page]] Chickadee 2 Titmouse [[red *]]Junco 5 pm 10-10-64 [[underline]]10-11-64[[/underline]] Windy 6 Cardinals Sw. Thrush 2 Doves Cowbirds Robins Jays Song sp White throat 10-12-64 33°- Clear, calm, cool [[red *√]] Towhee ♀ Jays White-thr. Doves Crows Mockers Song Sps Downy Robins Catbirds [[end of page]]
Cardinals Starlings Engl. Sps. 10-13-64 36 degrees - 75 degrees Glorious! White Throat Song Sp Catbird 2 Downy at feeder! Chickadee Mockers Dove 2 Jays 10-14-64 42 degrees - 72 degrees Perfect day - Titmice Robins Doves Starlings Jays White Thrs. Mockers Engl. Sps. Cardinals Song Sps. [[end page]] [[start page]] Chickadees 10-15-64 40 degrees - 70 degrees Another Wonderful day! Overcast late afternoon. Grackle Downy [[male symbol]] etc. [[underlined]] 10-16-64 [[/underlined]] Squirrel 47 degrees - 68 degrees Doves 4 Jays 6+ Cardinals 5 [[male symbol]] 6-8 Mockers Wren (Kind?) Grackles Starlings Song Sps. Engl. sp. Rain - afternoon & nite [[underlined]] 1" [[/underlined]] 10-17-64 Sat. Drizzle & mist all day Downy etc.
10-18-64 - Sun. 47 degrees - 79 degrees Brilliant day - wind W 5-15 mph! 2 White Thrs. Mockers Crows Doves Song Sps. Jays Starlings [[strikethrough]] Song Sps. [[/strikethrough]] Cardinals Chickadees Engl. Sps. Titmice Robins [[red *]] Western Grebe Dulles Airport 10-19-64 42 degrees - 60 degrees Heavy overcast - brief drizzle [[arrow to Western Grebe above]] Flicker [[male symbol]] 10-21-64 Beautiful day - partly cloudy in PM [[red *]] Golden-Cr. Kinglet Robins etc. [[end page]] [[start page]] 10-22-64 37 degrees - 62 degrees Grackle Robins etc. 10-23-64 33 degrees - 58 degrees Brilliant day 5 Doves Robins 4-6 Jays 2-4 White-throats 10-24-64 32 degrees - 58 degrees Glorious day! Grace Cottaro & John Valenti married Jays Song Sps. White-thrs. Titmice Robins Mockers [[red check]] Hairy [[female symbol]] Doves
[[underlined]] Last Day of EDT [[/underlined]] [[red √]] Ruby Cr. Kinglet Starlings 1 Grackle [[red *]] 4:12 P.M. EDT {7 TVs {2 Red-shouldered [[red *]] [[red *]] Hawks - Soaring SW (from NE) together Chickadees Downy 10-25-64 32° - 67° Another perfect day - lt. breeze Mockers [[red *]] 1 TV spiraling NE to SW 2:30 EST 2 Downys ♂♀ White-thrs. Cardinals Song Sps. Doves Engl. Sps. Jays Robins 1 Grackle [[red X]] 1 Red-tail 3:25 PM sailing NE to SW Starlings [[end page]] [[start page]] [[red *]] Wh-br. Nuthatch at feeder - eating sunflower seeds. Chickadees Titmice 10-26-64 Monday 36° - 76° Perfect day again! Grackle Cowbird White Throat ♂ 6 [[strikethrough]]3-4[[/strikethrough]] Jays Cardinals Starlings Song sps. 10-27-64 40° - 75° Great day! [[red √]] 2-3 Juncos etc. Robins [[end of page]]
[[red underline]] 10/28/64 [[/red underline]] Wed. 37° - 72° Perfect again! 6 Jays Crow White-throats [[red]] * [[/red]] Least Flycatcher (or Alder) very small, [[double underline]] white under [[/double underline]] ; conspic eye ring; extra loud back wing pattern. See Peterson's smallest Empidmax. Darting in and out lower left limbs of Scotch Pine, adjacent to McIntosh apple tree; lots of apples all around. [[margin note circled in red with arrow to "Least Flycatcher" above]] Latest record [[/martin note circles in red]] [[margin note]] Saw for 10-15 minutes to study thru glasses & Petersons [[/margin note]] 10-29-64 50° - 74° Overcast - then clearing - balmy day Grackle [[strikethrough]] 2-3 [[/strikethrough]] 6 White-thr [[end page]] [[start page]] 6-8 White throat ♂♀ 4-5 PM Sue's apple Titmouse Downy ♀ at sunfl. fdr. chickadee Mockingbirds 8-10 Cardinals 100 Starlings soaring close 10-30-64 Glorious day again! White-thrs. singing 2 Downys Song Sps. " Engl. Sps. 6 Jays Mockers Grackles Robins Starlings Chickadee Ruby-Cr. Kinglet 3 Doves [[strikethrough]] Chic [[/strikethrough] Titmice Cardinals 100-120 √ 20+ C. Waxwings Redwings (3 flocks) 10-31-64 Sat. Same! [[red √]] Downy White-thrs Song Sps Titmice [[arrow pointing from √ 20+ C. Waxwings down 3 lines to Downy]] [[arrow pointing from Redwings down 3 lines to Song Sps in left column]] [[end of page]]
6 Jays Engl. Sps. Doves 100-120 Redwings Grackles (3 flocks flying East) (1 yard--30-40 o'beam) Crows 300-400 Starlings 2 Titmice Downy Sue came home (10/31) 8:30 PM. 11-1-64 Sun. 35°-65° Fabulous day! Brilliant -- almost calm. Downy ♂ √ 3 TVs 10:35 AM (sailing NE to SW Mockers Grackles Cardinals Starlings Song Sps. Engl. Sps. Doves 3 Robins Jays √ 1 TV -- 11:35 -- same White-throats [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 11-3-64 Tues. 37°-60° Election Day Another perfect day -- after early morning fog. 11-4-64 Wed. 35°-67° Great Democratic landslide. Beautiful day -- 11-5-64 36°-75° Partly overcast -- balmy -- great day again 11-6-64 11-7-64 6-8 Jays Dove Downy ♂ Cardinals [[end of page]]
11-7-64 35°-68° Glorious day again! Brilliant -- breeze 5-10 mph Lt. Frost on roofs -- 2 White-Thr ♂♀ 2-3 Crows 2 Downys ♂♀ 6 Mockers 6-10 Cardinals 20-25 Engl. Sps. 6 Jays 4-6 Song Sps (5) 30-40 Starlings 2-4 Titmice Juncos 11-8-64 35°-66° Ideal-day -- light breeze -- Goldfinches Mockers * Carolina Wren ♂ √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] Song Sps. Titmice Jays 2 Downys ♂♀ Doves 2-4 Crows Engl. Sps [[end of page]] [[start of page]] White-thrs. √[[superscript]]1[[/superscript]] C. Wren singing repeatedly nearby -- then came into shrubs & to birdbath 11-9-64 35°-66° Perfect! 11-10-66 35°-69° Grand day -- Dr. & Mrs. Murray here for 10th Anniv. Meeting. 3 Doves 6 Jays 6-10 Cardinals 6-8 Mockers Titmice Starlings 3-4 Song Sps Engl. Sps. [[end of page]]
[[new page]] 11-11-64 42°-73° Ideal Indian Summer day -- 3 Doves Song Sps. 6 Jays Engl. Sps. 20+ 2 C. Waxwings Starlings Mockers 1 Grackle Cardinals 2 Crows [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 Fish Crow 2 Wh. Throat ♂♀ [[red]]√[[/red]] White Br. Nuthatch 11-12-64 40°-75° Same! 11-13-64 55°-77° Overcast in A.M. Gusty winds to about 30 mph. at 7:20 AM -- then fine day. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Grackle Song Sps. 6 Jays White-thrs Cardinals Crows Engl. Sps. [[strikeout]]3[[/strikeout]]6 Doves at East hubcap 111-14-64 Sat. 45°-64° Fabulous Day! Breeze from W 5-15 mph. 1:00 PM [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 Red-Sh. Hawk [[arrow pointing up to 1:00 PM Jays (soaring NE to SW [[underline]]low[[/underline]] Doves & circling several times) Crows Song Sps. Mockers Downy ♂ Starlings Cardinals Engl. Sps. 3 Robins 1 Wh. Throat [[end of page]]
[[start page]] 11-15-64 Sun- 37-68° Another perfect day -- but [[underline]]bone[[/underline]] dry! Almost calm -- few high cirrus clouds. 2 Juncos [[red]]√[[/red]] 2 Fish Crows Doves Song Sps. Cardinals Starlings Engl. Sps. 2 Downys ♂♀ Mockers White-thr. [[red]]*[[/red]] 2 Horned Larks o'head Titmice 2-3 C. Waxwings [[underline]]11-16-64[[/underline]] 50°-68° Chickadee etc. Overcast -- tiny drizzle 2-3X. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 11-17-64 42°-65° Beautiful day -- wind 10-15 mph -- W. √[[underline]]9[[/underline]] Jays Mockers 2 Doves Starlings 4 Crows Engl. Sps. Song Sps Cardinals 11-18-64 Brilliant day -- a bit cooler -- Perfect [[red]]*[[/red]]Owl √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] Song Sps. [[red]]√[[/]] Carolina Wren Starlings 48 Jays Engl. Sps. 6-8 Crows [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 Bob White ♂ in Mockers front yard. √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] About 7:05 AM -- being barried by Crows & Jays -- sitting in tree beyond Wrenn's -- [[end of page]]
[[start page]] looked size of Eagle, but then 8X glasses, could only note rounded head -- Great Horned Owl? Seemed ^ much larger in comparison to Crows nearby. 11-19-64 Thurs. Lt. rain began in night [[red]]√[[/red]] 8 Bob-White at SE feeder Downy ♂ on blue bird pole [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 11-20-64 Fri windy 36°-51° 2 Titmice Downy etc. 11/21/64 47°-29° Brilliant day -- wind 10-25 mph. W -- cool -- Chapter -- √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]]Walk to Belly Haven [[red]]*[[/red]] Red-tailed Hawk [[strikeout]]1 sps[[/strikeout]] Goldfinches, etc. al √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] over West St. between Lincoln Ave. & Oak St. -- [[underline]]circling South[[/underline]] -- 20°-39° [[red]]*[[/red]] Hairy WP ♀ 11-22-64 [[underline]]Cold day -- calm[[/underline]] -- brilliant, then light overcast -- then " [[arrow pointing from * Hairy WP ♀ down 2 lines to Junco 2'X]] Junco 2'X Song Sps Cardinals Engl. Sps. Mockers Startlings [[end of page]]
[[start page]] [[red]]*[[/red]] 11-22-64 -- first killing cold. Got tomatoes, zinneas & marigolds [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 TV circling & soaring NE 3:00 PM [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 Red-shoulder Hawk -- [[underline]]ad.[[/underline]] circling to great height, then coasting SW at great speed at 3:00 PM! Crows --clear -- calm -- cold 11-23-64 Mon 18°-48° Downy ♂} at same time -- ash. Hairy ♀} fought off Starlings Titmouse 11-24-64 Tues 25°-56° Brilliant -- cool day -- wind 5-20 mph. -- W. 11-25-64 Wed 40°-62° Rain from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. = 0.98". Wind SSE 10-39 mph. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 11-26-64 Partly cloudy; wind 10-35 mph from West; Mockers Engl. Sps. Crows Cardinals Jays [[red]]X[[/red]] 1 TV sailing Song Sps N at 10:50 Chickadees Titmice Starlings Goldfinch [[illegible]]{1 Hairy ♀ [[red]]X[[red/]] 1 TV circling [[illegible]]{1 Downy ♂ NE at 12:15 Downy♀ 11-27-64 38°-60° Fine day -- 11-28-64 Sat. 36°-60° Heavy overcast all day -- one [[underline]]very[[/underline]] brief light shower Orangee died -- 11:30 AM. Dr. Reid -- Vienna -- 13 years 8 mos. [[end of page]]
[[start page]] [[red]] * Big Red-tailed Hawk circling South above Tyson's Corner 12:00 noon [[/red]] Hairy ♀ Mockers Downy ♀ Doves Cedar Waxwings Jays Song Sps. Starlings Engl. Sps. Goldfinches Juncos Crows 11-29-64 Sunday 40°-56° 4:30 we put Orangee next to Girlie Grand day -- light clouds Wind -- variable 10-15 mph. 2 White-throats Doves Junco Jays Mockers Crows Starlings [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 Red-tailed Hawk (Imm.) -- circling NE to SW at 2:15 [[red]]*[[/red]] 3 TV doing same 2:30 [[red]]*[[/red]] 1 Red-tail (Imm.) sailing [[red]]√[[/red]] NE at 2:37 (same bird?) [[red]]X[[/]] 1 sp. Hawk just north of Tyson's C. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Orangee laid to rest beside Girlie. 3 Goldfinches Downy ♀ 2 C. Waxwings Titmice [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 Buteo about 2:00 -- probably Red-tail -- disappeared while I got binocs -- may be one I saw at 2:15 P.M. Tu went back to MWC 6:50 11-30-64 25°-38° Heavy overcast -- first snow -- about 1" -- beg. 11:30 AM Junco Mockers Jays Cardinals Doves Downy ♀ [[end of page]]
12-1-64 Tues. 20°-33° Cold -- wind W. 10-25 mph Downy ♂ Juncos Doves Mockers Jays Starlings Song Sps. Engl. Sps. 12-2-64 Wed. 25°-40° overcast - then clearing -- cool -- calm 4 Doves Jays etc. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 12-3-64 Thurs. 35°-46° [[underline]]rain 0.2"[[/underline]] Drizzle all day -- 2 Titmice Chickadee 2 Doves on Dogwood Jays etc. 12-4-64 Fri. To Back Bay 11:05 PM -- heavy overcast -- fog -- drizzle -- arrived Thunderbird 6:30 PM. 225.9 mi Claire Ben, & Lucille 12-6-64 Sun. 26°-43° Home -- 6:00 P.M. -- via [[Cr?]]aney Id. 252. -- Overcast all day until about 4:00 P.M. [[end of page]]
[[start page]] 12-7-43 Mon. 20°-34° Cold -- clear -- wind W. 5-15 mph. Juncos Downy etc. [[underline]]12-8-64[[/underline]] 20°-45° Flicker at 8 AM Oak suet 4-6 Jays etc. 12-9-64 26-45° 12-10-64 Brilliant day Downy [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Dec 10 -- 1964 Sunny 20°-42° 3 Jays 2 Juncos 4 Cardinals ♂ Mocker 2 " ♀ Chickadee 12-11-64 Fri. overcast Juncos yb Sapsucker [[red]]√[[red]][[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] Robin 12-12-64 Sat. Rain -- most of last night = *[[red double underline]]1.00[[/red double underline]]" -- fog in eve. Downy Titmice Juncos etc. Chickadees Office Gang in -- [[end of page]]
[[start page]] 12-13-64 Sun. 40°-52° [[underline]]Heavy[[/underline]] overcast -- mist -- 3 Juncos Engl. Sps. 4 Jays Starlings 2 Doves Cardinals Crows 2 Chickadees Song Sps Mockers Downy ♀ 12-14-64 Mon. 12-15-64 Tues. 20°-34° Brilliant -- cold -- wind W. 5-15 mph. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] [[underline]]12-16-64[[/underline]] 20°-40° Glorious day -- Crisp & cold 2 Doves [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 Wh. Br. Nuthatch in Chinese Elm 7:45 AM etc. 12-17-64 32°-52° Brilliant -- clear day -- then overcast -- mist late afternoon. Juncos Doves etc. 12-18-64 Cloudy -- wind W 15-30 mph Downy ♂ hammering on [[underline]]gum[[/underline]] tree [[red]]*[[/red]] Total eclipse of moon -- "a perfect texbook eclipse -- moon copper colored--" [[end of page]]
12-19-64 15°-33° Calm to 5 mph. -- beautiful day. 3 Doves 4 Jays [[red]]√ [[/red]] 1 Hairy ♀ Engl. Sps. 2X Downy ♂ Mockers Juncos ♀ Cardinals Song Sp. Starlings [[red]]√[[/red]]1 Y-b.Sapsucker 1 Yellow- at Suet ♀ headed Sue [[red]]*[[/red]] Tu home for holidays. Daddy fetched her at noon. 12-20-64 Sun. 25°-38° Mixed sleet & snow starting about midnight last night - followed by rain = 1/4"-1/2" Juncos 9-10 Cardinals 5♂ 4♀ 1 White-thr. ♀ 4 Jays Downy♀ [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 Goldfinch 2 Song Sps. at feeder [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Hairy ♀ 2 Chickadee Downy ♀♂ 4+ Mockers Engl. Sps. Starlings 2 Titmice Crows 12-21-64 Mon. 25°-37° Clear, calm [[insertion]] then overcast [[/insertion]] -- [[red underline]]winter came[[/red underline]] in at [[red underline]]2:50 P.M.[[/red underline]] 5 Doves √ Cardinals Mockers Jays etc. Song sps 12-22-64 Tues 25°-41° Clear - cold - Jays [[red underline]]7[[/red underline]] Doves Mockers Junco etc.
[start page] 12-23-64 Wed. Heavy Frost - overcast Juncos 12-23-64 25°-42° [[red triple underline]]4[[/red triple underline]] squirrels Juncos 12-24-64 Drizzle - foggy in AM Chickadee [[end page]] [[start of page]] 12-24-64 Thurs. drizzly - mild 5 Squirrels 2 Chickadee 8 Cardinals 4♂ 3 Doves Goldfinch Downy ♂ Song sp Junco Mockers [[erasure]] Engl. Sps. Starlings 12-25-64 Fri. Xmas! [[red underline]]40°-72°[[/red underline]] Cloudy - then clearing - balmy -- then sunny Juncos 2 Downy ♂ Jays 2 Chickadees ♀ Song Sps. Starlings Mockers Cardinals Doves [[red]]*[[/red]]Warmest Dec. 25 Engl.Sps in Weather Bureau History
[start page] [[underline]]Dec 26 '64[[/underline]] Drizzly 45°- 69° [[strikeout]]6[[/strikeout]]8 Cardinals √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] 4 Jays 3 Mockers 1 Dove Starlings 1 Song Sp 18 Eng Sps Downy 1 Junco 2 Chickadees Bird Count Day - occ. rain during morning √[[superscript over√]]1[[/superscript]]8 at feeder at once 12-27-64 40°-60° Heavy overcast - drizzle during night and day - - rain in evening = [[red underline]]1+ T.[[/red underline]] Jays Starlings Cardinals √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] Engl. Sps. Mockers Chickadees Doves √[[superscript over √]]1[[/superscript]] 7 at feeder at once [[end of page]] [[start of page]] [[underline]]12-28-64[[/underline]] Monday 33°- 49° Cardinals 2 Jays 1 Goldfinch Song Sp [[underline]]12-29-64[[/underline]] Tues. 33°-44° Overcast - "raw" 2 Juncos Chickadee 4-6 Mockers [[strikeout]]4-6[[/strikeout]]10-12 Cardinals 5 Doves Jays 3-6 Song Sps. 2-3 Crows Engl.Spa. Downy ♂ 2 Chickadees Titmice [red]√[/red] Wh-br. Nuthatch [[underline]]singing nearby[[/underline]] [red]√[/red] 1 White-throat 12-30-64 Wed Sunny - warm 35°-57° Titmouse Jays Cardinals Song Sps [[end of page]]
[start page] Con - Downy ♂ [[strikeout]]2[[/strikeout]]5 Doves Flicker Cardinals 4-8 Mockers Starlings 12-31-64 Thurs. 35°-50° Clear -- Sunny [[red]]√[[/red]] Goldfinch √ Starlings Cardinals Engl. Sps 5 Doves Titmouse 4 Jays 1-1-6[[strikeout]]4[[/strikeout]]5 Fri. 30°-40° fine Snow 4pm overcast -- very fine snow from 3:00 -- 5:00 P.M. [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 Yellow-b. Sapsucker ♀ 2 Juncos at Suet 2 Goldfinches 8-12 Cardinals 4 Jays [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 3 Doves 15-20 Engl. Sps. 30 Starlings 5 Mockers 2 Song Sps. [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 White-thr. ♀ 1 Downy♂ 2 Chickadees [[red]]√[[/red]] Hairy ♀ Titmice 1-2-65 Sat. 30°-46° Overcast -- occ. very light drizzle in afternoon -- [[red underline]]6 Juncos[[/red underline]] Mockers 2 Downy ♂♀ Starlings [[red underline]]15-20[[/red underline]] Cardinals Engl. Sps Jays [[red]]√[[/red]] Hairy ♀ Song Sps. Chickadees 2 Goldfinches [[red]]√[[/red]] White throat ♀ Y-b. Sapsucker ♀ [[end of page]]
[[start page]] 1-3-65 Sun. 33°-42° Wind all night 20-40 mph WNW -- clear -- cold -- wind died about dusk. 2-4 Juncos 4 Jays 3 Doves 6-10 Mockers 2 Downys ♂♀ 15-25 Engl. Sps. 15-25 Starlings 2 Chickadees 10-20 Car [[red]]√[[/red]] 1 White-thr ♀ 4 Goldfinches Yellow-b. Sapsucker ♀ 1-4-65 Mon. 27°-46° Sue back to MWC -- Windy again in night 10-15 mph. cold -- [[red]]√[[/red]] 3 squirrels -- one with "red" tail Juncos Jays Cardinals Goldfinches [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Doves Engl. Sps. Mockers Starlings Downy ♀♂ 2 Chickadee Y b sapsucker [[red]]*[[/red]] [[red]]*[[/red]] The sapsucker has a very limp (dangling) left leg. 1-5-65 Tues. 24°-50° clear, cold -- [[red underline]]11[[/red underline]] Doves Mockers Juncos Starlings Goldfinches Engl. Sps. 2 Chickadees Song Sps. Cardinals Jays lame Sapsucker Yb [[red double underline]]4[[/red double underline]] Titmouse [[red]]X[[/red]] Hairy ♀ Downy ♂ [[red]]√[[/red]] White throat ♀ [[end of page]]
[[start page]] Watch the Gehley Woodpile -- Hairy was there and at west end fat 1-6-65 Wed. 30°-49° overcast -- later clear y-b. Sapsucker 2 Goldfinch Cardinals Juncos etc. 1-7-65 Thurs. 25°-48° Clear, calm -- heavy frost 2 Goldfinches Mockers Juncos Jays Y-b Sapsucker Doves Downy ♂♂ at fdr Engl. Sps. Cardinals Song Sps. [[underline]] 1-8-65 [[/underline]] Cloudy; rained last night [[red]] . [[/red]] y.b. Sapsucker -- bad left [[underline, red]]Foot[[/underline red]] Downy ♂♀ 2 Chickadees Cardinals 2 Titmouse [[checkmark, red]] Hairy ♀ Jays [[end page]] [[start page]] 10 AM 1-8-65 -- cont -- 5 Goldfinches [[underline]] 1-9-65 [[/underline]] Partly overcast -- then rain starting 11:45 A.M. [[red]] * [[/red]] Cowbird ♂ Mockers [[red]] * [[/red]] P. Finch ♂ Starlings Doves Engl. Sps. 4 Jays 3 [[strikeout]] 2 [[/strikeout]] Downy 2 ♂ 1 ♀ 15-20 Cardinals * 2 Juncos Crows [[underline, red]] 38 [[/underline, red]] Chickadees [[red]] * [[/red]] 1 Ruby-Cr. Kinglet [[underline, red]] 3 [[/underline, red]] Titmice 6 Goldfinches [[checkmark, red]] Hairy ♀ White-throat ♀ * one singing "wet-wet" song as rain began [[underline]] 1-10-65 [[/underline]] snow 25°-35° [[[checkmark, red]] Purple Finch♂ 20+ [[strikeout]] 10+ [[/strikeout]] Cardinals Goldfinches 1 White-throat ♀ 2 Song sparrows 2 Juncos Mockers Jays Doves Titmice Chickadees Starlings D. [[end page]]
[[start page]] [[centre]][[underline]][[strikeout]]1964[[/centre]][[/underline]][[/strikeout]] [[underline]][[strikeout]]Sue[[/strikeout]][[/underline]] [[strikeout]]Bob C[[/strikeout]] [[strikeout]]Pecan Delights[[strikeout]][[strikeout]]P.W [[/strikeout]] 1-10-65 Cont -- 3 Downys 2 ♂ 1♀ Engl. Sps. Snow began about 1:30 A.M. -- continued all day -- about 8" -- despite very wet ground from lengthy rain. [[red]]*[[/red]] Snow Drop blossoms ready to open -- in snow! [[end of page]] [[start page]] blank inside rear cover [[end of page]]
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