Thursday, October 14, 2021

Toms Thursday BBC Walk

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!

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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