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Spring is busting out all over, at home, at Dead Creek and along the  
way from here to there:    26 species at Dead Creek, 16 at my feeders  
and 4 additional species driving!

At Dead Creek today, at Brilyea and walking the length of the west  
trail:

Canada Goose

American Black Duck

Mallard

Green-winged Teal  3 pairs almost at the end of the trail

Great Blue Heron  7 at once a little after 9:00  not a single one  
by 11:00!

Red-tailed Hawk  2 apparently in courtship flight, one screaming

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2  It looked like they were checking out a  
nesting cavity, so they might be around for a while. Walk through the  
gate and along the west trail from Brilyea. Immediately on your right  
is the little pond that always has sunny turtles. Soon, also on your  
right, is a tiny pond that today was full of  "clacking" or  
"quacking" frogs. The woodpeckers were just a bit past there.

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow  at least a dozen swooping around the boxes along the  
trail

Eastern Bluebird  2, who appear to have successfully claimed one of  
the boxes

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Sparrow

Also, next to goose viewing area - one Horned Lark and one Killdeer

Other birds of note today: osprey standing on next along the slang on  
Basin Harbor Road, first-of-year phoebe at home  and tree sparrows  
are still here

Maeve Kim
Jericho Center