Beth Spirito and Tim Carter
Ten adults and two junior birders, ages 5 and 2, started out in very cool weather with a light rain. We walked to the 1-mile marker, then headed back, because the weather was not improving. We spotted a total of 18 species.
On the reservoir, we saw Canada Geese, Mallards, Double-crested Cormorant, a Great Blue Heron and a Common Loon. Along the way, we got Black-capped Chickadees, Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Phoebes, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Juncos, a Blue-headed Vireo, Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Song Sparrow. Warblers for the day were Yellow-rumped, Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, and Palm. The most popular bird of the morning was the very vocal Blue Jay. They were everywhere!