Summer Bird Count, Jun 2012

Margaret Bain once again conducted the summer bird count. She writes:
The summer’s biggest find was a Hooded Warbler in the woods just north of the Lone Pine Marsh, on the east side of the road.

A tree swallow perches on a box (Apr 2013). (credit: Doug McRae, Shrew Solutions Inc.)

The summer count also included:
Marsh Wrens (2 groups, numbers have increased)
Veery (3+)
Wood Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing (good numbers)
Yellow Warblers (several)
Chestnut sided Warbler
Black and white Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Indigo Bunting (several)
Bobolink (several)
Easter Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole
Wood duck (12 – one with brood, 4 ducklings)
Hooded Merganser
American Bittern (Least Bittern heard by Roger Frost in May)
Pied Billed Grebe
Virginia Rail
Spotted Sandpiper
Eastern Pee Wee
Alder Flycatcher (several)
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red Eyed Vireo (several)
Tree Swallow (entering nest box)
Barn Swallow
Chipping Sparrow (several)
Vesper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (numerous)

3 Blanding’s Turtles were also spotted at the Lone Pine Marsh last summer. Blanding’s are a threatened species, so it is both encouraging and rewarding to have them in our very own Marsh!

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