ith frost reported upstate for an unseasonably chilly Monday, there were several good birds reported in Prospect today.Hi lights of Monday were WILSON'S SNIPE, RED HEADED WOODPECKER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, ORCHARD ORIOLE, SCARLET TANAGER and NASHVILLE WARBLER.
The Lullwater cove was the scene of the Wilson's Snipe. Reported first by Janet Zinn, it was seen again mid morning at the far shoreline as a coworker survey the planting area.
Going over to the 3rd Street entrance, Linda Ewing re found or perhaps found a second RED HEADED WOODPECKER closer to the garage Maintenance area before it flew towards the Litchfield Villa. Despite a hard search by several birders, the woodpecker was not found again.
At this general area, 3rd Street namely, Will Pollard reported SCARLET TANAGER among a good number of warblers. There are many oak trees here so no surprise finding these birds here especially the Red Headed Woodpecker that prefers oaks.
Back west a bit, at the Picnic house area, an EASTERN BLUEBIRDS popped up on the Long meadow side of the building . In the same spot, a CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLER appeared.
The NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen at the Lookout Hill lower west slope along Center Drive.
The Nethermead northwest corner hosted a singing male ORCHARD ORIOLE.
It's A good start for the week's birding.