Leader Tom Stephenson
Hi Peter, and everyone.
A beautiful Fall day with lots of great flowers and a nice breeze. It was only moderately birdy, but we had some very good finds.
Eleanor, trying to raise the bar after her phalarope find, first spotted a Connecticut Warbler, south of the Sparrow Bowl; and she also heard a pipit fly-over which we eventually re-heard and found in the muddy area across from the ball fields. Some of our other newer birders were also great spotters.
We ended up with 59 species including 11 species of warblers. Other highlights included 3 Nashville Warblers, many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 3 Brown Creepers, and a small kettle of raptors including an Osprey, 1 or 2 Red-shouldered Hawks, and some Red-tails.
Here's the list. Sad that migration is finally winding down. We're going to have to do some duck walks soon!
Great Blue Heron
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