(Photo of Scarlet Tanager ...) June Bird Walk - Garman Nature Preserve

It was a warm and humid day. There were some mosquitoes about. But it turned out to be a great day for birding. We were at a site new to us, the Garman Nature Preserve at Waterloo in Jefferson County. We were able to see some very unsual sights as well as spotting a number of expected species. A Wood Thrush on a nest was a very special treat! We also saw an American Robin nest with the parent nearby and a baby in the nest. Great items for the Breeding Bird Atlas!

A non-bird treat was observing a very long line of conical Indian mounds. They looked to be pretty much untouched. Another was a variety of fascinating insects including several female and male ebony jewelwings, and two sets of golden-backed snipe flies, mating. We will definitely be walking this relatively new refuge in the future.

A full list of birds seen is below. If you couldn't join us for this walk we hope you can be with us for a future one. There's always something interesting to see.

Killdeer 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 Flying.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 11
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
Tree Swallow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 6
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 11
House Sparrow 4
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
American Redstart 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

35 Species seen

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