What a wonderful day at last. Sixteen people showed up at Bill Sylvester’s, and the Benjamin’s, for a great walk. We had 54 species of birds including 14 warblers — and we missed birds we should have found. A great day. Here is the list (H for heard only).

Canada Goose – 2 on Benjamin’s “pond”
Wood Duck – flew over driving between Sylvester’s and Benjamin’s
Wild Turkey – just one! displaying
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle – at 11 when we left Sylvester’s to come home, it flew over the road, seen by at least Joline and Stan/Joan
Broad-winged Hawk – very high, think it was a Broad-wing
Red-tail Hawk
Sandpiper – 2 in Andro river at Benjamin’s … Gordon said Spotted, I said Solitary, and they flew before we double checked (Gordon is probably correct).
Mourning Dove
Least Flycatcher (H) – across from gravel pit
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird – just 1
Warbling Vireo – seen well, sang a lot
Red-eyed Vireo (H)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow – about 6+ at gravel pit half way between Sylvester’s and Benjamin’s
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (H)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (H)
Eastern Bluebird – nesting, feeding young, at Sylvester’s
Veery – 2 seen well but never sang
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird – at Benjamin’s
Nashville Warbler (H) – Gordon heard at Benjamin’s
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler – heard many, saw few
Pine Warbler (H)
Prairie Warbler – at Benjamin’s
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird – heard often, Gordon saw briefly
Northern Waterthrush – at Benjamin’s
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler – seen at BOTH Sylvester’s and Benjamin’s
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – saw 3 Males, maybe more, 1 female
Bobolink – at Benjamin’s
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole – saw and heard at both Sylvester’s and Benjamin’s
American Goldfinch