BIRD HIKE REPORT MAY 4, 2019

Huttopia/ Plein Air Sutton
21 species

It was a damp, foggy morning.  The ground was muddy and my fingers were cold.  Despite this, I think that the birds were happy to have a break in the rain because they were all singing!  We had seen or heard 10 species before even leaving the parking lot!

This is our first of a series of 6 Saturday morning hikes.  There were no thrushes or warblers, but just about any other bird that I would expect was singing.  Some of the highlights were a couple of chipping sparrows flying in a descending cyclone together, 3 white throated sparrows scratching at leaves 12 feet away from us, 2 deer passing through and so many perched birds singing. Sine there are no leaves yet we got a good view of many birds through out binoculars.

ENGLISH NAMES
American Crow
American Robin
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Blue-headed Vireo
Canada Goose
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Common Raven
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Red-winged Blackbird
Ruffed Grouse
Song Sparrow
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Winter Wren
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Next week May 11 2019 7am at the PENS ticket booth.

Indian Poke (Veratrum viride) Toxic plant!

Indian Poke (Veratrum viride) Toxic plant!

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