Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fwd: Thursday Walk...the last one...

Last BBC fall Thursday Walk. Thx to Tom S.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stephenson <>
To: ProsBird <>
Cc: Robert Bate <>; Dennis Hrehowsik <>; Bobbi Manian <>
Sent: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 04:49 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk...the last one...

Hi Peter,

Good seeing you in the park.
We had a very small group, probably due to the rain. But notably we had a birder from Belgium and also two from the UK, as well as one from Costa Rica...(Rafael!) All but the Costa Rica guy got multiple lifers, which is always fun.

Eventually the weather cleared and became a nice, blustery Fall day. Unfortunately, there weren't many birds in the park, but after all we were able to dig up 54 species....

The highlights were ten species of Sparrows including 2 Clay-colored, Vesper (not the one at the ball fields), and a white-crowned.

Here's the list. I'll send some photos later.

Best regards,

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow