Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fwd: Thursday Walk

-----Original Message-----
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik ; Stanley Greenberg ; Rob Bate
Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 1:47 pm
Subject: Thursday Walk

Hi Peter,

Although it felt like February, we ended up having a very good walk today.
We had about 28 people braving the cold and what at first seemed like a very slow birding day.
However we ended up with 61 species and some good ones.
Highlights included
Raptors: Merlin, Peregrine, Red-shouldered Hawk (beautiful fly-by), Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned)
Warblers: highlights were Prairie Warbler (on peninsula), Hooded Warbler (thanks to Mike Yuan for persisting in the search past the first playgrounds), Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-and-white (at least 3), many Pine Warblers (both very drab, inbetween and very bright), many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 5 Common Loon (4 fly-over, one on the lake),
a cooperative Green Heron, Purple Finch and others.

A few shots attached for the FB and blog site.

Best regards,

Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow