Summer Bird Count – Jun 4&5 2011

List of Species:

Canada Goose adults and young in marsh
Wood Duck at least 2 pairs flying off from marsh
Mallard scattered pairs and groups feeding on duckweed
Pied-billed Grebe 2 males well seen and heard at opposite corners of marsh
Least Bittern one calling male towards centre of marsh
Great Blue Heron 2 flying over
Great Egret 2 feeding in marsh
Green Heron single bird flying over
Sharp-shinned Hawk one flying
Virginia Rail at least 3 heard, one seen briefly, SE comer of marsh
Killdeer several calling and in flight
Wilson’s Snipe one winnowing over marsh
Ring-billed Gull many flying over
Mourning Dove several
Belted Kingfisher one flying down east side of marsh
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 in trees on north side of marsh
Downy Woodpecker 1 at west side of marsh
Northern Flicker at least 2 in trees on north side of marsh
Pileated Woodpecker 1 on hydro pole south end of marsh
Alder Flycatcher 5+ singing from west edge of marsh
Willow Flycatcher 1 singing from meadow area
Least Flycatcher 2 singing from edge of meadow
Eastern Phoebe 1 calling from behind houses on west side of road
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 calling from trees at north end of marsh
Eastern Kingbird 3+ on hydro wires
Warbling Vireo several singing in trees near marsh and along road
Red-eyed Vireo several singing in trees along road
Blue Jay 4+
American Crow 8 in fields on west side or road
Tree Swallow 4, numbers continue low
Barn Swallow 4 over marsh and meadow
Black-capped Chickadee several in treed areas
House Wren 3+ singing along road
Marsh Wren only one distant bird heard
Veery 3-4 singing in treed areas
Wood Thrush 1 singing in trees at south edge of marsh
American Robin everywhere, as usual!
Gray Catbird 2+ in bushes near houses along road
Brown Thrasher 2 singing from treetops
European Starling small flocks
Cedar Waxwing 2 small groups
Yellow Warbler 8+ in meadow area
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 in trees along the road
Black-and-white Warbler one in trees south of marsh
Mourning Warbler 2 in brushy areas
Common Yellowthroat 3 or 4 at edge of marsh
Chipping Sparrow several in roadside trees and on lawns
Song Sparrow several in roadside trees and bushes
Swamp Sparrow numerous on south side of marsh
Northern Cardinal 2 pairs in gardens beside road
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 in tall roadside trees
Indigo Bunting several on wires and roadside trees
Bobolink about 6 in grassy areas
Red-winged Blackbird 30+ in marsh cattails, mostly singing males
Eastern Meadowlark 3+ in grassland
Common Grackle numerous in all areas
Brown-headed Cowbird 10+ along wires, males displaying
Baltimore Oriole 5+ in roadside gardens
American Goldfinch several in open areas

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