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Hi, Peter. I did a solo circuit of the park this morning that covered the lake, peninsula, Lullwater, Lookout (quickly), ravine and pools. The peninsula was definitely the hotspot, but I also got some bonus sightings as I was leaving the park through the woods that run between Litchfield Villa and the maintenance yard: 2 male black throated blues (which had eluded me in the rest of the park), an ovenbird and a female rose-breasted grosbeak.
I saw two sandpipers perched on a rock across from Lakeside (by the new islands) that were definitely not spotted . . . I think solitary, but am not 100% sure. Hoping others saw as well.
Got a very nice look at a wood thrush in the ravine.
Full list follows:
Northern shoveler (2)
Wood duck (6-7 on/around fallen tree in Upper Pool)
Green heron (1 by Duck Island)
Spotted sandpiper (1 Lullwater, seen from Peninsula)
Solitary sandpiper (2 likely - seen from Lakeside)
Rock dove/feral pigeon
Ruby-throated hummingbird (2 in ravine, by stand of cardinal flowers)
Empidonax flycatcher (Peninsula)
House wren (1 - ravine)
Wood thrush (1 - Ravine)
Warbling vireo (heard only)
Red-eyed vireo (Peninsula and Lullwater)
Northern waterthrush (2 - south side of Lake and on Peninsula)
Palm warbler (abundant on Peninsula)
Yellow warbler (2 Peninsula)
Black and white warbler (throughout park)
American redstart (throughout park, esp. Peninsula)
Common yellowthroat (2 - south side of Lake and on Peninsula)
Ovenbird (1 by Litchfield)
Northern parula warbler (three separate pairs: Peninsula, Lullwater, Ravine. There may have been more than 1 pair on Peninsula)
Blackpoll (several on Peninsula)
Black-throated blue warbler (2 males by Litchfield)