Weather was comfortable but not very sunny, and not too warm! Seventeen
birders met at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston all in anticipation of
great birds. But at 8am it was quiet, nothing to hear or see. Then we
started to see birds one here and one there. After an hour it started to
warm and the birds picked up. Unfortunately it was still not as birdy as
Wednesday. But we did have a few good birds to see … 45 by our count,
see the list.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Great Blue Heron – distant view at Gulf Island Dam (GID)
Rock Dove – GID
Mourning Dove
Spotted Sandpiper – 2 GID
Ring-billed Gull – GID
Common Loon – 1 far up river GID
Osprey (H)
Bald Eagle – 2 GID
Red-tailed Hawk – 1 posed and flew nearer GID
Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1 by cars at end, probably the Bird of the Day
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1 GID, cooperative but not real close
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker – (H) at least three time but never saw
Eastern Kingbird – 10? mostly GID
Eastern Phoebe – many
Blue-headed Vireo – Dan saw one well, not sure anyone else saw it
Warbling Vireo – 1
Red-eyed Vireo – 5
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse – 1 by cars at end
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1 seen well
White-breasted Nuthatch – 3
House Wren (H)
Eastern Bluebird – 12 GID but looking towards sun, wish for better looks
Veery – 1 Camden saw
American Robin
Gray Catbird – lots
Brown Thrasher – 1 same as last Wednesday, seen by Doug but stayed
hidden mostly
Northern Mockingbird – 2 if not 3 GID
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing – 6 nesting now, not large flocks
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee – not sure if anyone saw one well, called often, multiple
Baltimore Oriole – at least 2 generally behind leaves, poor views
Black-and-white Warbler (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 2? GID
Prairie Warbler – called by cemetery but seen GID
Northern Cardinal

Stan DeOrsey