Kate Hale Barnes
Today was a fabulous day, weather, birds, people and all!!! We had 40 species. There were nine participants including myself. How does one choose most notable species? Our list included Wood Duck, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Shoveler (Brewer Pond), 3 Red-tailed Hawks, Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Creeper, Eastern Bluebird, Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Pine Warbler, Northern Waterthrush (clearly heard by all at two locations), Eastern Towhee (good population over there), Field Sparrow (same), and Swamp Sparrow (heard but not seen). Notably absent were the usual abundant Prairie Warblers.