Results of the first Bates-to-Riverside Cemetery Birdwalk of the season, Tuesday April 26, 2016, 6:00AM – 8:00AM, 36 degrees F, overcast, calm.  Snow didn’t begin until we reached the crest of Mountain Avenue, on the way back!  Then, just a few flurries…but maybe a first for these walks, at least in my recollection.

Observers: David Haines, Susie Marston, Judy Marden (leader and recorder), Christine Murray, Steve Reed (leader), Michael Reidy.

Species seen and/or heard:

Double-crested Cormorant (V in flight)
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow