It has been a glorious past few days, excellent weather and outstanding birds, with good company to enjoy them as well. Today was another of these. Eight people attended the “walk” which was a drive along the North River Rd. in Auburn with frequent stops to walk short distances. We totaled 59 species including 14 species of warblers. The last few days have seen Yellow Warblers in numbers and they were today too. But today we had an abundance of Baltimore Orioles, at least 10, likely more, generally two or more at most stops. The Canada Warbler was our first of the season. Here is the full list:

Canada Goose – 6 fly overs
Mallard – “only” 2
Wild Turkey
Common Loon – 2 on Lake Auburn
Double-crested Cormorant – 7 on Lake Auburn (we stopped at the East Auburn turn out)
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull – Penney’s
Rock Pigeon – Penney’s
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift – 6+ behind old Pineland Lumber, there is a large unused chimney
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (H) – buzzed Dan
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker – woodpeckers have been few all week
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird – 6+, most locations
Warbling Vireo (H)
Red-eyed Vireo – 4 if not more
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird – Auburn Mall
European Starling
Northern Parula (H)
Yellow Warbler – 20+ everywhere singing
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler (H)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler (H) didn’t really look for it
American Redstart
Ovenbird (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler – bird of the day!
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager – one male, most cooperative
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 4 or 5 males, one female gathering nesting material 8 feet from us
Bobolink – only at last farm where road dead ends
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole – 10+ most singing
American Goldfinch
House Wren Northern Cardinal Northern Oriole Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak with nest material Tom Turkey in partial display Northern Oriole on apple blossoms Male Scarlet Tanager