Another nice day to be out looking for birds. This morning eight people met at Jillson’s Farm in Sabattus to walk their fields and forest trails. The bird-of-the-day was a male Scarlet Tanager who was most cooperative. A family of 4 Eastern Bluebirds was similarly very nice to see. The sun did make it a bit warm but a light breeze made it comfortable. The following 33 species were seen:

Great Blue Heron – flew over
Turkey Vulture – about 5
American Kestrel – 4, not very close but nice
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift – 6 at Staples
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher – heard only
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo – at least two heard
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow – 12 or twice that, always about
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse – heard only
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird – 4 seen very well about boxes
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager – 1 male
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow – many many