Results of the Bates to Riverside Bird Walk 1, Tuesday April 28, 2015, 6:00 – 7:45 AM, 41-50 deg. F, light winds, cloudy, a few patches of sun, a few drops of rain.
Observers: Dick Bevins, Doug Boyd, Bob Kleckner, Judy Marden (leader and recorder), Steve Reed, Michael Reidy, Linda Sommer

The most unusual sight of the trip was Linda Sommer’s spotting of a pair of Wood Ducks in one of the gnarly old trees at the cemetery, and a probable Ring-necked Duck* out on the river (new to the list).

Species seen and/or heard:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck

Ring-necked Duck*

Common Merganser

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant

Turkey Vulture


Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

American Robin

European Starling

Magnolia Warbler

Pine Warbler

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyes Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch