Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fwd: Thursday Walk

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM
Subject: Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik <>, Roberta Manian <>

Hi Peter,

Reporting in from our Thursday walk: We had a great group of enthusiastic birders. We informally divided into two groups for the first hour or so, as we had a few more people than expected due to a couple of walk-ins and some people who had said they didn't think they were going to be able to make it, but did. But we were back to normal size after an hour or so, with several people leaving for work.

The park was significantly less birdy, in general, than the last 3 weeks, but still lots of pockets of really fun species; and we ended up with a total of 58, 13 species of warblers.

Highlights were some very cooperative male Black-throated Blues and Black-throated Greens, lots of Blackpolls, a fantastic, super-drab Cape May, an unfortunately uncooperative Black-billed Cuckoo, and a fairly cooperative Gray-cheeked Thrush. We had a Cooper's Hawk follow us for a short while, a Peregrine, a Kestrel, and an on-and-off Osprey. Also a large pod of Ruddy Ducks and 2 Shovelers, a sign of things to come...

Here's the list.

Best regards,

Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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