Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fwd: First bbc Thursday Walk

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
To: ProsBird <>

Sent: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 05:57 PM
Subject: First Thursday Walk

Hi Peter,

Along with great weather, we had lots of birds in the park today.
In the north end there were lots of redstarts , other warblers and a couple of orioles, indicating a good flight last night.
We stayed so long there that we arrived a bit late in the day at Lookout, and missed the Golden-winged that Ed found. But otherwise we had a very good day.

Highlights included:
13 species of warblers (15 counting the Blackburnian and Blue-winged Eni had on the way to join the group...) including a very bright Canada (as well as a dull one), Prairie Warbler, several Chestnut-sided Warblers, Least Flycatcher (possible Olive-sided but we didn't get a good enough look to be sure...), Spotted Sandpiper, several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, both waterthrush including a very bright Louisiana, and lots more.

I'll post a couple of pictures on the FB site.

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Cuckoo SP flyover
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager (fly over)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow