Thursday, April 30, 2009

Say's Phoebe Continues; Belleplain, Peaslee Notes

Karl Lukens sent word that the Say's Phoebe continued to be seen through 3:00 this afternoon, in the dunes at the end of the boardwalk at Mt. Vernon Avenue (Cove Pool). See the original post from earlier today for directions.
In other news, a whole host of CMBO naturalists report the following from this morning's tour of Belleplain State Forest: "...Lots of bird activity at times. New FOS for many including Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Parula, Prairie, Prothonotary, Worm-eating, and Hooded, either seen or heard or both. Baltimore and Orchard Orioles both put on a good show as did the Summer and Scarlet Tanagers."
- Karl, (Jim, Judy, Tom, Bert, Patty, Jim Waldie, and leader Emeritus Bill Glaser)
Additionally, Janet Crawford reports the following from Wednesday morning's walk at Peaslee WMA, which tallied 50 species: "...First Ave. was amazingly birdy. We had good looks at American Redstart, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo and Ovenbird. There were a pair of Wood Ducks on Tarkiln Pond."

Pictures and list from this morning's Belleplain walk included below:

[Orchard Oriole (left) and Worm-eating Warbler (right)]

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 4/30/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-JA,K,J,T,BH,PR,JW,BG+8.Ptlysun,55,NE5.
Number of species: 51

Double-crested Cormorant 2
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1 heard only
Laughing Gull 4
Herring Gull 4
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1 heard only
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1 heard only
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 6
Northern Parula 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Pine Warbler 3 heard only
Prairie Warbler 6
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1 /p
Worm-eating Warbler 2 /p
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 3 heard only
Hooded Warbler 3 heard only
Summer Tanager 1 female
Scarlet Tanager 1 male
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1 heard only
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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