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Stebbins Refuge Morning Walk

Stebbins Refuge

May 16, 2018

Janet Orcutt

There were 13 people on the walk and we recorded 45 species.  The fields were muddy from the prior day's rain and the road crossing was flooded more than usual.  

We recorded 7 warblers - great views of the Canada Warbler and a Magnolia Warbler, plus a Wilson's.  We walked the Eliot Trail, which was a first for many, and had Wood Thrushes and a Swainson's Thrush there.  A Solitary Sandpiper probed a muddy pool, a Willow Flycatcher was in the Withgott Meadow (!) and a pair of Orchard Orioles hung around the tracks.  Bluebirds are nesting in the bird boxes in the large fields, ignoring the ongoing tree plantings and a Great Crested Flycatcher cruised the area.  It was a fun morning and good companionship.