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Glenn Coady continued a long-standing tradition of leading our September Bird Walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on the 9th. It was a beautiful sunny day, which usually isn’t great weather for finding a lot of birds. We covered a lot of ground in two hours. There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary on the lake, but there were lots of cryptic fall warblers flitting about in the trees inland. We managed to find 8 warbler species, but there were almost certainly more to be found for anyone willing to put in the time to find them. It was also nice to see good numbers of Monarch butterflies tis year.

Here is a full list of the sightings for the walk:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Hooded Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch

Keeping up with Glenn didn’t leave a lot of time for taking photos, but here are a few: