Sunday, October 7, 2018

First Sunday walk prospect

Leader Ryan Goldberg

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From: Ryan Goldberg <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 01:53 PM
Subject: First Sunday Audubon trip report

Hey Peter,

I led the first Sunday Audubon walk today. There were 10 of us, including a couple first-timers, and although the park was relatively quiet we found a few pockets of activity on Lookout and Peninsula. The highlights were a merlin perched in a dead snag above Breeze Hill that we later found hiding in a tall oak above the Butterfly Meadow, a brown thrasher also up there, and later a gray-cheeked thrush on the Peninsula. We had 43 species in total.

Here's the list:

Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  25
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  8
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  4
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  8
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  12
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  2
American Goldfinch  11
White-throated Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  6
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Northern Cardinal  6
House Sparrow  X

- Ryan