Bird Hike Report June 9, 2018

Huttopia/Sutton Plein Air.

27 Species:

It was a beautiful day on Saturday. Only 10 degrees at 7am but warmed up as the thousands of people who were on the mountain for the XMan race must have appreciated. The cars were streaming by going to the race. An Amazing morning for birding. I saw or heard 10 species just in the 10 minutes waiting for others to join me in the parking lot. Including a ruby-throated hummingbird in the flower garden and a white throated Sparrow off in the distance. Once I started walking up the hill to the Hutopia Lodge there were many Blackburnian warblers in the tall pines. Black throated green warblers were not far either as I could hear their song. I stopped at the lodge for a coffee and sat by the pool. 4 Cedar waxwings were in the trees beyond the clearing.

Last week we did not hear any thrushes, but this week I heard the hermit thrush, Wood thrush and the highlight of the walk was the Bicknell’s thrush which is a first for me. It was on trail 6 near the octagon bathroom/showers. Singing its high-pitched “seer”. I was intrigued as I did not recognize the call. So I patiently tried to get a glimpse. when I saw it I knew it was a thrush so I consulted the sounds on my bird App, checking all the thrushes for this call which was not its main song. The Bicknell’s thrush has the exact call. This is the first time that I see this bird.

This concludes the 6 week series of Saturday morning hikes. Thanks to everyone who participated. This last week has the highest count of species: 27. Enjoy the Summer!

It was a beautiful day on Saturday. Only 10 degrees at 7am but warmed up as the thousands of people who were on the mountain for the XMan race must have appreciated. The cars were streaming by going to the race. An Amazing morning for birding. I saw or heard 10 species just in the 10 minutes waiting for others to join me in the parking lot. Including a ruby-throated hummingbird in the flower garden and a white throated Sparrow off in the distance. Once I started walking up the hill to the Hutopia Lodge there were many Blackburnian warblers in the tall pines. Black throated green warblers were not far either as I could hear their song. I stopped at the lodge for a coffee and sat by the pool. 4 Cedar waxwings were in the trees beyond the clearing.

Last week we did not hear any thrushes, but this week I heard the hermit thrush, Wood thrush and the highlight of the walk was the Bicknell’s thrush which is a first for me. It was on trail 6 near the octagon bathroom/showers. Singing its high-pitched “seer”. I was intrigued as I did not recognize the call. So I patiently tried to get a glimpse. when I saw it I knew it was a thrush so I consulted the sounds on my bird App, checking all the thrushes for this call which was not its main song. The Bicknell’s thrush has the exact call. This is the first time that I see this bird.

This concludes the 6 week series of Saturday morning hikes. Thanks to everyone who participated. This last week has the highest count of species: 27. Enjoy the Summer!

ENGLISH

  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • Bicknell’s Thrush
  • Blackburnian warbler
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Blue Jay
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Common Grackle
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Northern Flicker
  • Ovenbird
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Wood Thrush
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

FRANCAIS

  • Bruant à gorge blanche
  • Bruant chanteur
  • Carouge à épaulettes
  • Chardonneret jaune
  • Colibri à gorge rubis
  • Corneille d’Amérique
  • Geai bleu
  • Grive de Bicknell
  • Grive des bois
  • Grive solitaire
  • Jaseur d’Amérique
  • Junco ardoisé
  • Merle d’Amérique
  • Mésange à tête noire
  • Moucherolle phébi
  • Paruline à flancs marron
  • Paruline à gorge noire
  • Paruline bleue
  • Paruline couronnée
  • Paruline à gorge orangé
  • Pic flamboyant
  • Pic maculé
  • Piranga écarlate
  • Quiscale bronzé
  • Sittelle à poitrine blanche
  • Viréo à tête bleue
  • Viréo aux yeux rouges

 

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