Wednesday May 15

We had a great walk this morning at Ina Small’s home in Litchfield.
Nineteen people walked in great weather, no rain and some sun. Ina’s
feeders were full … of birds. I swear there were a dozen Baltimore
Orioles, they were everywhere. Hummingbirds too, and one Pine Siskin
with the Goldfinches. The pond across the street was very high and
overflowing. Still there were two Green Herons and one or more Killdeer,
and the usual Canada Geese and Hooded Mergansers. Also many Warbling
Vireos and Yellow Warblers plus a persistently calling Least Flycatcher.

The walk through the woods to the old field found many warblers but only
one Bobolink and two Bluebirds at the field. But a Wood Thrush called

A special thanks to Ina for her wonderful preserve and so many birds.

 Here is our list of 55 species seen or heard (H):
Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Green Heron – 2
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird – 10+
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (H)
House Wren (H)
Winter Wren (H) . called often
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Pine Siskin – 1
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bobolink – 1
Baltimore Oriole – 10?
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Ovenbird (H)
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Blackburnian Warbler (H)
Yellow Warbler – 6+
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler (H)
Black-throated Green Warbler (H)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Scarlet Tanager (H)

Stan DeOrsey