A scouting trip for Saturday's bird walk at Branbury Beach S.P. produced the following list.  Also of interest was the bar-headed robin, the bird had a horizontal white bar wrapped around the back of it's head.  I believe I saw one there last year so think it must be the same bird. 

Barn swallows were busy at the nests and one played catch with a feather over the lake but never did take it to a nest. Sapsuckers were being chased by 

juveniles as was the oriole. 

The walk will be at Branbury 9:00 a.m.------  not my choice of time but the state.     Park fees apply. 

Sue Wetmorw 

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Location:     Lake Dunmore/Silver Lake Rd. 
Observation date:     7/8/10 
Notes:     barn swallows with nests 
Number of species:     26 

Ring-billed Gull     23 
Chimney Swift     1 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     6 
Hairy Woodpecker     1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee     1 
Eastern Phoebe     5 
Eastern Kingbird     1 
Blue-headed Vireo     3 
Red-eyed Vireo     6 
Blue Jay     4 
American Crow     1 
Common Raven     1 
Tree Swallow     1 
Barn Swallow     22 
Black-capped Chickadee     3 
White-breasted Nuthatch     4 
Veery     2 
American Robin     17 
Gray Catbird     2 
Cedar Waxwing     3 
Blackburnian Warbler     1 
Chipping Sparrow     3 
Scarlet Tanager     1 
Common Grackle     7 
Baltimore Oriole     2 
House Finch     1 

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