On a nice warm summer day in September, 13 birders walked St. Peter’s
Cemetery, Lewiston with a side walk to Gulf Island Dam. Sure it was a
bit warm but not so humid as to be a real problem. We had a few good
birds but all in all the numbers were down from past years. There were
“flocks” of Eastern Phoebes, Red-eyed Vireos, and lots of Bluebirds. A
number of Prairie Warblers too.
The walk to the dam was also lighter than usual on birds. With some
construction going on we did not walk out to the dam itself.
Birds seen and heard (H), 35 in total.
Canada Goose – 50 in lower cemetery at start and on pond at end
Common Loon (H) fly over early
Bald Eagle – at dam
Red-bellied Woodpecker (H)
American Kestrel – Jonalyn had by pond on way out
Eastern Wood-Pewee (H)
Eastern Phoebe – 6+
Red-eyed Vireo – 8++
House Wren – 2
Eastern Bluebird – 12 or more, many young
Eastern Towhee – under power lines
Chipping Sparrow – many
Field Sparrow – 3 or more?
Black-and-white Warbler – 2+
Common Yellowthroat – 8?
American Redstart – 3+
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 1
Pine Warbler – multiple
Prairie Warbler – 4+