Saturday, October 02, 2010

Yellow-breasted Chat
Photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK -- 2006

Jack Meyer reports on this morning's bird walk:

Patricia Craig, Paula Schutte, Ellen Rockmuller, Barrie Raik, Marie Winn, Susan Shulz and I birded the Ramble this morning. We missed the bird of the day (Chat)(lacked patience). Just before 7:30 a large flight of Flickers passed overhead. Other species noted included:

Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (several)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (many)
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue=headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Black=capped Chickadee (several)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Golden=crowned Kinglet
Ruby=crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee

Also noted were Felicity and Lilliana Speiser.

PS from Marie
Also encountered [in the Maintenance Meadow, where we failed to see the Chat]: Lloyd Spitalnik, the photographer who took the lovely picture above.