I spent a pleasant day at Merck Forest Farm with a friend yesterday - she painted while I birded. Species list follows. If anyone monitoring this mailing list knows who has the BBA block would you forward the information to them, please? Thanks!
Least Flycatcher - viewed singing
Eastern Phoebe - heard one singing and sighted another feeding
Eastern Kingbird - sighted on the nest
Tree Swallow - visiting nestboxes
Barn Swallow - gathering mud from barnyard for nests
Eastern Bluebird - pair sighted
American Robin - many pairs!
Black-capped Chickadee - singing
Tufted Titmouse - singing
European Starling - viewed leaving a tree nesthole
Red-eyed Vireo - singing, singing, singing....never viewed
Yellow Warbler - singing but never sighted
Chestnut-sided Warbler - beautiful views of singing bird
Blackburnian Warbler - very good views of pair together; this was my first look at a female and as I watched, she gathered silk from a tent caterpillar nest!
Ovenbird - heard but not seen
Common Yellowthroat - viewed singing on terrirory
Scarlet Tanager - beautiful views of bird singing on territory
Chipping Sparrow - viewed singing
Song Sparrow - viewed singing
Red-winged Blackbird - viewed singing
Common Grackle - pairs present
Brown-headed Cowbird - pairs present
South Glens Falls, NY