This morning 12 people walked the YMCA camp property in Auburn. Weather
was very nice, a slight chill quickly disappeared but later a light wind
came up. The bird of the day was a Lincoln’s Sparrow. Three were seen
but one sat in the sun and let us all get a great look at him. Otherwise
the birds were on the light side. A few hawks passed overhead. We found
a few warblers. 35 species in all. And we had a great walk. A special
thank you to Steve Wallace and the Y staff, a fun place to walk.

Birds seen and heard (H) were:
Mallard – 13, most at the Bobbin Brook bridge on River Rd.
American Black Duck – 1 at bridge
Rock Pigeon
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant – 3 at bridge
Turkey Vulture
Broad-winged Hawk – at least 2 passing high
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker – 6 but none stayed for a long look
Least Flycatcher – near athletic fields
Eastern Phoebe
Rec-eyed Vireo – 1 seen well
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper – heard 2, maybe 3, but could not find them
House Wren – 1
Eastern Bluebird (H)
Swainson’s Thrush – 1, Gordon had one at the River Rd. bridge when he
came in
Hermit Thrush – 1
American Robin (H)
Gray Catbird – about 5
Cedar Waxwing – 10 with young
House Finch (H)
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow (H)
Lincoln’s Sparrow – 3, 1 seen very well
White-throated Sparrow (H)
Red-winged Blackbird
American Redstart – 5
Northern Parula – 1 seen by a few
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 1, seen by most
Northern Cardinal (H)

Stan DeOrsey  j