This morning was a wonderful early fall day, not too warm and not too cool and still lots of birds. Six people gathered at the new YMCA property in Auburn and had a great walk. They have an excellent trail and we then followed the dirt road to the fields. There are many fruit trees and the birds were there happily filling up for their migration. We had 38 species, the birds-of-the-day were a Northern Harrier which made two passes and a cooperative Tennessee Warbler, plus a good number of other warblers but some too high for everyone to find.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier – over the playing fields
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker – at least 5, maybe more!
Pileated Woodpecker (H)
Eastern Phoebe – about 6
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo – 6!
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven (H)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird – 6 (lots of birds came in 6s)
Cedar Waxwing – 16
Purple Finch – 12
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow – 6
White-throated Sparrow – 4 nice to see
Red-winged Blackbird – 30 (one flock)
Black-and-white Warbler – 5
Tennessee Warbler – 1 well
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart – 3 all young
Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler – 1 high seen by many
Blackpoll Warbler – 1 not seen by many
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal (H)

Stan DeOrsey