This morning 15 people gathered at Penny Jessup and David Chittim’s home
to walk their property. We started at their very active feeders then
made a large loop through their woods. Unfortunately, last night they
received 3 to 4 inches of rain so there were some muddy spots. Birds heard
singing included the Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hermit Thrush, and
Red-eyed Vireo, among others.
A loon flew over calling too. A Barred Owl was discussed but
just not sure if that is what the brief call was. Overall 30 birds were
seen or heard.

However following the walk we moved down to Bob and Carolyn Lynch’s on
No Name Pond and found 14 species including 2 loons and 2 Kingbirds.

We all want to thank Penny and David plus Bob and Carolyn for hosting
us. Next time we hope to try in the fall when more species are likely to
be present.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – at the feeders but also one if the deep woods
Common Loon – 1 flew over calling
Turkey Vulture – 9 in one kettle at the end.
Osprey – 2
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Wood-Pewee (H)
Blue-headed Vireo (H)
Red-eyed Vireo (H) often and repeatedly, seen briefly
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Creeper
Hermit Thrush (H) multiple times
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Common Grackle
Ovenbird (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Black-throated Blue Warbler – a few saw but he sang as long as we there
Scarlet Tanager (H)
Northern Cardinal (H)

At the Lynch’s we added:
Mallard – 7 in eclipse plumage
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ring-billed Gull
Common Loon – 2
Turkey Vulture
Eastern Kingbird – 2 repeatedly catching insects
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-capped Chickadee
Cedar waxwing
Gray Catbird
Song Sparrow
Veery (H)

Stan DeOrsey