(Photo of Yellow-headed Blackbird ...) May Bird Walk - Zeloski Marsh

Two intrepid birdwalkers and a wary birdwalk leader with his eye on the weather braved the forecast for this walk. As it turned out, the walk was truncated due to rain, but we still managed to see 39 species. That included a few special treats. Yellow-headed Blackbird, a "target" bird for one walker. Two Hooded Merganser moms with multiple babies were on parade. There were two surprisingly large groups of Eastern Kingbirds hunting and flocking together. One group had five birds, another four or more.

Despite the weather, this was a fun and entertaining walk. There's a complete list of birds seen below.

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
Bufflehead, one lone apparently dedicated bachelorette hen.
Hooded Merganser, several hens, two with babies.
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sandhill Crane
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Willow Flycatcher
Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird, a group of five hunting near each other, another of about four.
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

Total species seen: 39

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