4 17 19 Birdwalk at F.W. Kent Park by Rick Hollis
Today started rather dark and almost cold, but the sun was out by the time we finished. Because of the light, several of our IDs took longer than they should have. Especially the flock of 30 odd Chipping Sparrows that would pop from short grass to trees. When they were in the grass they disappeared
Eleven birders joined me on our walk this morning We walked a leisurely 1.6 miles. And we saw a few migrants. Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, and Red-winged Blackbird were all singing
26 species, Canada Goose, Wood Duck 2, Blue-winged Teal 4, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe 5, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow 30 [in a flock,] Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, and Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle).
One of the Canada Geese was in a nesting in it’s normal tree. Spring is here.