Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fwd: Thursday Walk

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
To: ProsBird <>
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik <>; Roberta Manian <>
Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 04:34 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk

Hi Peter,

Well, last week was very quiet. This week....quieter...!!  At least until we got towards the south of the park and then things picked up a bit. It was raining a little at the start but turned out to be a very pleasant day.

We had 41 species including 10 species of warblers. And there were some good highlights. 

Top picks: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Blackpoll Warbler; very cooperative, busy Hairy Woodpecker; House Sparrow with white wing patches (for a while we thought this might be the bird-of-the-day), Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
A very interesting hybrid warbler. It most closely resembled Sutton's, with several Northern Parula qualities, but also strong white supercilium and a dark bill.
It had very strong white wingbars, all white below except for yellow in the throat region only. Under-eye arc but strong white supercilum. It didn't have any of the black in cheek and throat of yellow-throated, however.....It was fairly high in an oak near the ganga gang on the south side. No chance for photos, unfortunately. 

Hope someone else finds it!

Here's the list.

Best regards,

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Wren
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow