Friday, August 30, 2013

BBC Thursday walk results; photo of DC Cormorant fishing line

From Tom Stephenson ( leading)

Hi Peter,
We had a good and hardy group today, including several people from Europe and the Middle East. It was pretty slow, though, with only 7 species of warblers, although one was a Mourning on lookout.

Besides the Mourning Warbler, the best bird of the day was the caterpillar. I haven't had a chance to try and ID it, but probably Steve or others will know. Picture attached.

Best regards,


After consultation with Steve Nanz, the caterpillar was ID as Tiger Swallowtail, turning green after the larvae stage and the bright yellow striped butterflies that are common around here.
Tiger Swallowtail, in larvae form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Spotted Sandpiper
Forster's Tern
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Photo of DC Cormorant with fishing line around neck.still free bird despite attempted rescue....keep your eyes open for it
note the line  round the neck,photo by Rob Bate