Monday, June 2, 2014

Willow Brook Farm Preserve, May 31, 2014

Nine folks trod the paths of Willow Brook Farm Preserve turning up 39 species in the process.  The weather was sunny and cool with quite a bit of wind, which may have kept down the number of land birds seen.  Since so many birds were heard rather than seen, the highlight was probably the well-seen and heard Indigo Buntings in a few places.  The audio on the Yellow-billed Cuckoo was promising, but never repeated as we got closer to the source. No one had a camera to snap pictures for the blog.

Sally Avery

39 species

Canada Goose  18
Wild Turkey  1
Great Blue Heron  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1     seen three different times in different parts of preserve. Assumed to be same bird
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     audio only
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  7
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Veery  5
Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  13
Cedar Waxwing  3     heard in three separate areas; probably many more birds
Ovenbird  8
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  4
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  2

Sally Avery

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