The day was predicted to be nice weather-wise but when we left home it was a very heavy drizzle. When we got to Ina Small’s it was dry and it stayed dry all morning, the sun even tried to peek out. So the weather was ok, dry and no wind and not cold. The birds on the other hand were excellent. Eight people walked Ina’s property both around the small ponds and then through the woods, both were great walks. The Blackburnian Warbler may have been the bird of the day. The Blackpoll Warbler could have been but only one or two people got to see him although he did sing a good deal. All told we had 52 species.

Here are the birds seen and heard (H):
Canada Goose – 6 + 3 young
Wood Duck – flew over as we drive in and also saw two over Pleasant Pond later
Spotted Sandpiper – 2 calling and seen
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (H) a number of times
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher (H)
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo – 10+
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – more at bridge over Pleasant Pond
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (H) near and load but didn’t find
Eastern Bluebird – spectacular!
Veery (H)
Hermit Thrush (H)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula (H)
Yellow Warbler – many
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler (H)
Blackburnian Warbler – heard first and did not find, then found a 2nd seen very well
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler – seen by few, heard too
Black-and-white Warbler
Ovenbird (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager – nice male and a female earlier
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink – 8 in fields
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole – 5+
Purple Finch (H)
American Goldfinch

52 Species