Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fwd: The Thursday Walk

Led by Tom and Karen two separate groups.

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 5:37 PM
Subject: The Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: <>, Roberta Manian <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>

Hi Peter,
Hope you're very well. Were you working in the Sparrow Bowl today? I thought maybe we saw you.

Well, we had so many people sign up for the walk that, as you know, we did 2 groups, thanks very much to Karen. I believe we ended up with the same birds, but the list  below is just what I saw (Karen: we found your purple finch and I heard a siskin group fly over on our way back through the vale....)

We ended up with 74 species...!!!  And Karen may be able to add to the list.
Highlights: a Bald Eagle flyover plus 7 Turkey Vultures, Peregrine, Sharp-shinned, Cooper's (including one that serenaded us on our way back through the midwood), and Kestrel; 18 species of warblers ! including a great Blackburnian found by Anthony; 4 green-winged teal, lots of golden-crowned kinglets; and Karen had 17 or so Pine Siskin in the Vale.

Here's the list.  I'll post some pictures over the weekend, hopefully...

Best regards,

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow