Prepared with high-water boots, five members of Rutland County Audubon successfully navigated the Pomainville WMA, which is mostly flooded, in Pittsford this morning. Twenty-seven species were tallied. This completes one year of monitoring with a total of 98 species for RCAS.

Highlights included a drumming Ruffed Grouse, a Northern Flicker, two Eastern Phoebes, and 11 singing Song Sparrows. Ring-billed Gull was new to the list.

Canada Goose     46
Wood Duck     6
American Black Duck     6
Mallard     22
Ruffed Grouse     1 drumming
Turkey Vulture     2
Red-tailed Hawk     2
Ring-billed Gull     1
Rock Pigeon     11
Mourning Dove     3
Downy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)    1
Eastern Phoebe     2
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     9
Black-capped Chickadee     12
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     5
Eastern Bluebird     1
American Robin     7
European Starling     9
Song Sparrow     11
Northern Cardinal     3
Red-winged Blackbird     35
Common Grackle     25
House Finch     3
American Goldfinch     13

Sue Elliott