Thursday, April 15, 2021

Fwd: First Thursday Walk

results of the first spring Thursday walk led by Tom S.
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From: Tom Stephenson <>
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 2:54 PM
Subject: First Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: Dennis Hrehowsik <>, Roberta Manian <>, Robert Bate <>, <>

Hi Peter,
Well, after cancelling the walk last night, I revived it this AM as the forecast totally changed and in fact we had only some mild sprinkles towards the end.

About half the group showed up, so it was a nice size.
Highlights included 4 Common Loons flying over and calling right at the beginning of the walk.
Also, a Purple Finch male near the Vale, and the Cooper's Hawk seemed to be feeding his mate or young on the nest, and went to a tree about 100 feet away and collected some food it had stored there. Interesting!

Otherwise, mostly expected birds that have been in the park so far.
Here's the list. 

Best regards,

Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Crow Sp
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush (Michele on her way out)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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