Another great day, more humid than yesterday but very comfortable this
morning for our walk at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Eleven people
enjoyed the farm and walk, and for some this was their first time
walking there and they were impressed. Birds were good too, not
overwhelming but a very good selection. We watched the Cooper’s Hawk for
some time as he eat a House Sparrow (not as bad as that sounds!) Thanks
to Gordon Smith for many heard only.

A total of 43 birds were seen or heard (H):
Wild Turkey – 3 in the woods … and feathers they seemed to be molting
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – in the gardens after the walk
Killdeer – just one heard and seen
Double-crested Cormorant – 1 flew over
Great Blue Heron – another one flying over
Cooper’s Hawk – one eating a House Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk – just sat and we left
American Kestrel – posed for all to see
Eastern Kingbird – 4 or more
Eastern Wood-Pewee – (H) only heard once
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay – (H) one briefly
American Crow
Tree Swallow – 30+
Barn Swallow – 12++
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (H) by Gordon
Eastern Bluebird – pair
Hermit Thrush – sang a long time
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird – 2, maybe more
Cedar Waxwing (H)
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch – many
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Bobolink – one group with one male not too changed in molt
Red-winged Blackbird
Ovenbird (H) by Gordon
Black-and-white Warbler (H) by Gordon
Common Yellowthroat – 4
Yellow Warbler – 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 1 young
Pine Warbler – 1 young (we think)
Black-throated Green Warbler – one sang multiple times
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting (H)

Stan DeOrsey