Bob Yukich lead our April 23 Bird Walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. It was a bright sunny, but cool day. Although the number of birds was fairly low, the diversity of species was impressive. A very cooperative Blue-gray Gnatcatcher near the beginning of the walk, perched out in the open for all to see. The long-staying Harlequin Duck also provided great views. There weren’t many warblers around yet, but a few Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers cooperated for good views as well. Many of the raptors we saw were very distant specks, but a Coopers Hawk perched obligingly for excellent views.
Our April walk, always lead by Bob, often produces a long list of species. This year was no exception as we totalled 61 species. Here’s the full list: