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June 2016 Bird Walk

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Andrew Keaveney lead our June 18th walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. We mainly found breeding birds, but there were a few surprises too, including an Osprey, a Great Crested Flycatcher, and an Orchard Oriole. We also found at least two different recently fledged Baltimare Orioles, begging for food, and sporting tiny bobbed tails. We didn’t check all the Red-necked Grebe nests, but we did see one very young chick and two older, free-swimming chicks. We saw a total of 32 different species and one hybrid, alog with a Red-eared Slider in the pond and a few Green Darners (dragonflies). Here’s our full list of birds:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Wigeon
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Ring-billed Gull
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

This was the last walk until September 17th. Many thanks to our longtime Bird Walk sponsor, Birds and Beans Coffee, for another successful season!

And here are some photos from the walk: