Another great morning for a walk. Today there were only six of us
walking Thorncrag … but a number of others were using the Preserve.
And it looked great in spite of the rain yesterday. The trails are in
great shape. Birds however were a bit thin. We had 23 species and had to
work for those. The best was a male Bay-breasted Warbler, and I missed
seeing it.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Broad-winged Hawk – went through the woods very quickly, could be wrong id
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo (H)
Red-eyed Vireo – heard often but saw an adult feeding a young
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (H)
American Robin
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow (H)
Common Grackle
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Bay-breasted Warbler
Northern Cardinal

Stan DeOrsey