The url should have a g, not a y, in it hinesburg, not hinesbury On 2011-07-02, at 4:18 PM, Maeve Kim wrote: > Tom Jiamachello and I investigated all three trailheads for the Hinesburg Town Forest today, starting with the two entrances off Hayden Hill Road and ending up at the Economou Road entrance. The last place was superb! From noon until almost 3:00 on a hot day, the woods were full of bird song. I can’t wait to find out what it’s like early in the morning. The biggest excitement was a female Cerulean Warbler, feeding quietly within 10 feet of us. > > If anyone else would like to look for this bird, go to www.hinesbury.org/hart.html then scroll down to Hinesburg Town Forest for directions and trail map. Go to the end of Economou Road, park, go through the metal gate and start walking. You’ll go through hardwood forest, an open area with piled-up logs, and a stand of white pines (with many trees down, presumably from the December 1 wind storm). The bird was about half way between a large puddle that covers the road and a big birch tree that has fallen across the trail. > > Recent posts have noted that the breeding season for Cerulean Warblers is over and the birds might even have left the state by now. Could this have been this season’s young? > > Other warblers on the trail from the Economou trailhead: > > Chestnut-sided Warbler > > Black-throated Blue Warbler – at least 6 > > Blackburnian Warbler – male and female > > Pine Warbler > > Black-and-white Warbler > > American Redstart > > Ovenbird > > > > Other warblers on walks from the other two trailheads: > > Common Yellowthroat > > Black-throated Green Warbler > > > > Other birds seen in this extensive forest: > > Cooper's Hawk 2 > > Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 > > Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Many adults in different places - plus two trees with nest holes and noisy young. > > Eastern Wood-Pewee > > Eastern Phoebe > > Blue-headed Vireo > > Red-eyed Vireo > > Blue Jay > > American Crow > > Common Raven > > Black-capped Chickadee > > Red-breasted Nuthatch > > Winter Wrens – at least 2 – They really love all the tangled mess left behind by the windstorm! > > Veery - several > > Hermit Thrush – 1 – silent but kindly posing for us > > Wood Thrush - several, singing even as late as 2:00 > > American Robin > > Cedar Waxwing - including two bathing in the big puddle > > Song Sparrow > > Dark-eyed Junco > > Scarlet Tanager – great views of one male > > Rose-breasted Grosbeak – completely silent! > > Red-winged Blackbird > > American Goldfinch > > Probably Ruby-Crowned Kinglets – heard several times but never seen > > > > This report has been entered in eBird. > > Maeve Kim > > Jericho Center Eve Ticknor Coordinator OFNC Falcon Watch Box 2206 Prescott, On K0E 1T0 res: 613-925-5528 cell: 613-859-9545 Box 122, 35 Elm St Essex, NY 12936 "All nature is but art, unknown to thee"