We had a great start to the walk this morning at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Ten people showed up and initially the rain held off. We walked the top loop then the rain hit, light at first but after getting back to the cars it was heavy. So we did not make it to Gulf Island Dam. Nevertheless we had great birds. Eastern Kingbirds were everywhere. And we had a good number of warblers too. Perhaps the bird of the day was a Green Heron which flew over. Also nice to see a pair of Mockingbirds.

The 34 birds seen or heard (H) were:
Wild Turkey – a number of people saw them on the way in
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Killdeer – reported on the way in
Herring Gull
Green Heron – one fly over
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker (H)
Eastern Kingbird – 10+
Least Flycatcher (H)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo – 2 or 3?
Blue Jay (H)
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Gray Catbird – 10?
Northern Mockingbird – 2, nice to see there, should stay
European Starling
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole – 2 or 3?
Black-and-white Warbler – 2
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler – 6?
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Prairie Warbler – 4

:Stan DeOrsey