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April 2017 Bird Walk

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Bob Yukich lead our April 29th walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Strong northerly winds overnight resulted in few new spring migrants in the park. Many of the migrants in the park were in survival mode: sheltering from the wind and trying to find food wherever they could. This produced several large flocks of swallows huddling on the ground. We missed many of the species typical at this time of year, but still managed to find a total of 53 species.

Here’s the full list of what we saw:

Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow

And here are some photos from the walk:


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