Thursday, May 27, 2021

Fwd:The Last Thursday BBC spring Walk

Thanks to Tom and Bobbi for their Tuesday and Thursday spring walks .

Mourning warbler was reported by the Peninsula Thumb.

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From: Tom Stephenson <>
Date: Thu, May 27, 2021, 4:39 PM
Subject: Last Thursday Walk
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>,

Hi Peter,
The day was peaceful, aAnd a bit hot, but with a nice breeze. The birds were....slow...but we had some good ones, including Mourning Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher (see a theme here...) Traill's sp (probably Willow...) and more.
Thanks to Linda Ewing for the post on the Alder Flycatcher.

For the group I've included some photos of the Olive-sided and Eastern Wood-Pewee.
Notice both birds have mottled undertails, the OS with larger black centers.
The tail on the OS is very short and wide, with a short projection past the undertail coverts.
The wings in the EWP are very long, with long primary projection. They usually hit the undertail coverts. The tail is a bit longer and narrower than the OS.
The OS also has a very contrasting white throat, whereas the EWP's throat is more blended with the upper breast.
Sorry for the touch pictures, but both were distant, a bit of a workout for my "bridge" camera with just a handful of pixels available for both!

Finally, thanks very much to Rob Bate and Eleanor for co-leading, as Karen was not available.


Here's the list.  Let me know if I'm missing anything.

Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Traill's Sp
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Goldfinch