What a great day for birding. We had a wonderful walk on Ward Hill with
Fred and Chris Pratt leading the group of 12. It was fun to have Terry from
Essex and Lynn from Middlebury join us. Below is Terry's list and comments.
Subject: Ward Hill Bird Walk on May 28
> Pat, Fred & Chris,
> Thank you for a wonderful morning on Ward Hill! What a birding treasure.
> I certainly appreciate you sharing it.
> My notes from the walk include the following species. I'll leave it up
> to you to decide if you want to post it on VTBIRD. '(x)' entry means bird
> heard, not seen.
> There might be a few species missing due to the loose nature of the
> group....feel free to add any I missed.
> (8) Chestnut-sided Warbler - I stopped counting at 8
> (2) Blackburnian Warbler - I went back up the hill and saw a beautiful
> male near the stone fence, on the loop Rd mentioned by Chris.
> (2) Common Yellowthroat
> (1) Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> (2) Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2nd bird also near stone fence on the
> loop mentioned by Chris. That is a busy spot!
> (x) Ovenbird (x = heard, not seen)
> (1) American Redstart
> (2) White-throated Sparrow (many more heard)
> (x) Ruffed Grouse (drumming)
> (x) Winter Wren
> (1) Eastern Kingbird
> (1) Alder Flycatcher
> (1) Song Sparrow
> (1) Yellow-rumped Warbler
> (1) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> (1) Magnolia Warbler (some saw 2 birds)
> (1) Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> (1) Slate-colored Junco
> (2) Nashville Warbler
> (1) Black-capped Chickadee
> (1) Black & white Warbler
> (x) Black-throated Green Warbler
> (1) Brown Creeper
> (x) Mourning Warbler
> (1) Northern Flicker
> (x) Veery
> Best regards,