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Updated: Sept 13, 2023

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June 2023 Bird Walk

Andrew Keaveney lead our June 17, 2023 bird walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. On this walk he lead us away from the lake to the wooded and wood edges in search of breeding birds. In addition to various juveniles and birds singing on territory, we watched the nests of Baltimore Orioles and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Even though we didn’t visit the waterfront, we managed to find 26 species, including two late migrants: Hermit Thrush and Eastern Wood-Pewee.

Here’s the full list:

Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Common Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

And here are some photos from the walk:

European Starling
Gray Catbird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Yellow Warbler
Northern Cardinal