Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Highlights from Belleplain

The following just in:

"Saturday Morning Belleplain Walk was an enjoyable time for all. Many birds were First of Seasons for many, including a Hooded Warbler which everyone in the group saw! Not a common feat. Other highlights include an Orchard Oriole at Vine St., and a Common Loon that flew by the Triangle and Called!! Karen Johnson, B.J. Pinnock, Shaun Bamford, and David Lord."

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 4/25/09
Notes: CMBO Belleplain Walk. KJ,SB,BJ.P,DL.
Number of species: 58

Canada Goose 3
Wild Turkey 2
Common Loon 3 Fly Bys. One Called!
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Laughing Gull 16
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull 7
Mourning Dove 18
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 4
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 6
Tree Swallow 11
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Wood Thrush 2 FOS
American Robin 22
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 25
Blue-winged Warbler 3 FOS
Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
Yellow-throated Warbler 6
Pine Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 6
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Worm-eating Warbler 2 FOS
Ovenbird 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 2 FOS. All 14 Participants saw this bird!!
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 9
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 18
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2


"Sunday's "Bird Butterflies and Botany of Belleplain included a Blue Corpreal Dragonfly just turning blue, another Blue Gray Gnatcatcher nest on Tom Field Road, and some Henry's Elfins duking it out also on Tom Field Road. Another first of Spring butterfly sighting was a Female Tiger Swallowtail by Lake Nummy. Will Kerling and Dave Lord led."

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