(Photo of Yellow-rumped Warbler ...) April Bird Walk - Dorothy Carnes Park

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for birding as we undertook our first walk of the season. We'd hoped to see some warblers. We did. In fact, were were surrounded by Yellow-rumped Warblers for most of the walk! We were also treated to a variety of waterfowl, both kinglets and a singing Brown Thrasher who just kept giving out his "music". Broad Winged hawks in a migrating flock were another highlight.

All in all, we had a wonderful time kicking off the 2019 J/D walking season. There's a full list of bird species seen below, with a few notes.

If you couldn't be with us for this walk, we hope you will be able to join us for an upcoming field trip. Who knows what you'll miss if you don't?

Species seen on this walk.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron - flew in, and over a Canada Goose territory. The goose objected and took off in pursuit with much noise.
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk - a kettle of seven or eight birds, circling as they rode a thermal.
American Coot - probably hundreds
Sandhill Crane
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-rumped Warbler - probably hundreds of these as well. Everywhere we went we found them.
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Total species seen: 33

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