We had a wonderful walk this morning at Judy Marden’s home in Greene.
The weather was warn but still near perfect as it was totally dry.
Others thought so too … we had 20 people attend. Judy’s feeders were
full with food … and birds. We had Bluebirds, an Oriole, hummingbirds,
a Scarlet Tanager called as did a few warblers. We walked the road all
the way to Allen Pond then extended it into Judy’s woods near her home.
We saw or heard 47 species.

Judy thank you so much for allowing us to walk your wonderful preserve.
And Judy kept saying we should have been earlier when more birds were
singing … but we still heard the Wood Thrush.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 4
Common Loon (H) on Allen Pond
Great Blue Heron
Osprey on a nest
Red-tailed Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (H)
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker (H)
Great Crested Flycatcher – some heard, one seen
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo (H) – seen quickly
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird – 5+ with young
Hermit Thrush (H)
Wood Thrush (H)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee – 3+ seen and heard
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole – 3?
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Ovenbird (H)
Black-and-white Warbler (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler (H)
Chestnut-sided Warbler – seen and heard
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (H)
Prairie Warbler (H) 2 or 3 or more
Scarlet Tanager (H)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – seen well at least twice
Indigo Bunting (H) could not find

plus a flock of chickens we did not count … and a barnyard goose mixed in.

Stan DeOrsey