Not as much sun as we would like but it was comfortable, just poor light
for small birds high in a tree. Nineteen people came to the
Packard-Littlefirld Farm in Lisbon. A very good turnout with a number of
new people who seemed to enjoy the walk. We started by crossing the
street and right off we had a few trees full of Yellow-rumpted Warblers
and both Kinglets. A few sparrows too, and a Sapsucker. Gordon yelled
out for a Orange-crowned Warbler and a Tennessee Warbler, then they
moved. Many if not most saw the Tennessee but I am not sure if the
Orange-crowned turned out to be mistaken for the Tennessee or if it was
there too. This is where the poor light hurt us. There were a good
number of sparrows in the crops and some bushes.
We crossed back behind the barns and birds were much less. However
we did have two Hermit Thrushes which stayed near us for a long time but
not with the best views. A couple Ravens flew over as did an adult Bald
Eagle and a Cooper’s Hawk late in the morning. All in all we have 32
species and a fun morning.
We want to all thank Joe and Sue Daley for giving us access to all
their property and great birds. Thank you so much.
Rosemary Saenz took a number of photos. I will share a selection of
them later today or tomorrow.
In two weeks will be our last walk of the season, more on that in
Birds seen and heard (H):
Mallard – 5 flew over
Cooper’s Hawk – one flew past twice
Bald Eagle – one adult
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1
Blue-headed Vireo (H) – 1 called and flew away
Blue Jay – lots, 20+ frequently flying past
Common Raven – 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1
Gold-crowned Kinglet – 2 or 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – many, 10+
Eastern Bluebird – 4 flew over calling
American Robin – many flew over often
Northern Mockingbird – 1 at the farm, was there last year too
European Starling – 8
Cedar Waxwing – Joan and I saw them, maybe?
Savannah Sparrow – 30
Song Sparrow – 6+
Swamp Sparrow – 4, one showed very well
White-throated Sparrow – 8?, one sang
Dark-eyed Junco – 6 together
Red-winged Blackbird – 60 in two flocks
Tennessee Warbler – 1 quite well
Palm Warbler – 6
Orange-crowned Warbler – 1 maybe?
— also chickens, geese, and ducks at the farm
Stan DeOrsey js