Yes we did have a walk this morning. It was at the Fitzgerald Preserve
in Brunswick and seven people came out. It was cloudy and a bit humid
but started dry. We had a very brief sprinkle twice and made it to the
pond. But as we started to go around the preserve field it looked like
rain and we decide to simply go back the short way to the cars. As we
walked under the tree canopy towards the cars the rain came.

But we did have good birds. We saw a very accommodating Indigo Bunting,
also a very close Prairie Warbler who totally ignored us. At the pond
were two Spotted Sandpipers, one also ignoring us but bobbed and called
constantly. All in all we had 40 species.

Species seen and heard (H):
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Spotted Sandpiper – 2
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Eastern Kingbird – 3 with good views
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo (H)
Blue Jay
American Crow – 15+ in one tree
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch (H)
Marsh Wren (H) by Gordon
Hermit Thrush (H) – multiple
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing – 8
Purple Finch – 1M
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee – 3, 1 seen briefly
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow – seen and heard
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Ovenbird (H) multiple
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart (H)
Northern Parula (H)
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler (H)
Prairie Warbler – about 8
Black-throated Green Warbler (H)
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting – 1M seen well

Stan DeOrsey