Sunday, April 24, 2016

May 7 Field Trip Report Updated

Seven of us took two cool morning walks today on Ken Sherburn's field trip.  We counted 32 bird species at Lake Harbor Park, 19 at Hoffmaster State Park, for a total of 39 species for the day.

Warblers hid this morning.  A Pine Warbler at Lake Harbor and an Ovenbird at Hoffmaster were the only members of that family recorded.  We also never saw a robin at Hoffmaster!

Notable at Lake Harbor were Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, the Pine Warbler, White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows, and an Eastern Towhee.

At Hoffmaster we saw a pair of Eastern Phoebes and their nest, watched an Osprey overhead, heard the frequent calling of a Red-shouldered Hawk, and watched two Black-capped Chickadees zipping in and out of the nest hole they were excavating.