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Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, July 28, 2012

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Seated (left to right): Jim Corliss, John Adair, Shirley Devan, Geoff Giles, Rock Moeslein, Barbara Hudgins, Richard Hudgins

 

Standing: Jesse Caron, Marilyn Adair, Cynthia Long, Joyce Lowry, George Boyles, Tracie Powell, Virginia Boyles.

Not pictured: Jan Lockwood, Lois Ullman, Bob Long, Leah Duckworth

Greetings, Sultry is the only way to describe the weather at New Quarter Park Saturday, so we really appreciate the effort and enthusiasm you brought to our regular 4th Saturday Bird Walk.

Many thanks to Jim Corliss for leading the way and teaching us more about bird songs! Jim Corliss entered the day's birds into eBird and the list is below.

We found 31 species on our trek. The bird of the day (perhaps the month??) was the sighting of not one, but two, Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the main trail down to the fire circle. Most people got good looks through a scope at the pair as they made their way back and forth across the path. Oooohs and aahhhhhs all around!! Rock spotted those for us!

We enjoyed the company of 18 people  and a group photo is attached. Welcome to local resident Tracie Powell and out of state visitor, Jesse Caron, from Connecticut. Jesse arrived with his wish list of VA birds and he was thrilled to check several off his "must see" list, including Summer Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Carolina Chickadee. We were also thrilled to have Richard and Barbara Hudgins from the Hampton Roads Bird Club as our guests this morning. Look forward to having our visitors back with us soon.
Our next bird walk is Saturday, August 11, 8 am, New Quarter Park. Our leader will be Susan Powell. Hope to see you then.
New Quarter Park, York, US-VA
Jul 28, 2012 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
31 species (+2 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  8
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Laughing Gull  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  4
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
American Crow  1
crow sp.  4
Barn Swallow  11
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  7
Brown Thrasher  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  2
American Goldfinch  6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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