Belleplain - Thursday, April 15 2010

Dave Lord reports:

"Thursday morning's Belleplain Walk enjoyed the usual early returners while everyone silently anticipated someone new. Several Yelow-Throated Warblers made themselves conspicuous, to the delight of all, as did a Louisiana Waterthrush at the Beaver Dam along Tom Field Road, which everyone in the group got on. Wood Ducks and a Common Yellowthroat livened up Hands Mills Pond, while Eastern Bluebirds and a Wild Turkey were present at the Boy Scout Camp."

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 4/15/10
Notes: CMBO'S Birds of Belleplain. Jim Armstrong, Bert Hixon, Karen Johnson, Karl Lukens, Tom Parsons, David Lord +5.
Number of species: 40

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 2 Hands Mill Pond, left hand corner.
American Black Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 3 Hands Mill
Wild Turkey 4
Black Vulture 1 Boy Scout Camp
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Post Walk
Ring-billed Gull 9
Herring Gull 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Heard
Downy Woodpecker 2 Heard
Northern Flicker 2 Heard
Eastern Phoebe 6
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 5
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 16
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Heard
Carolina Wren 2 Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 16 All heard
Eastern Bluebird 1 Boy Scout Camp
American Robin 19
Brown Thrasher 5 Singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Heard singing
Yellow-throated Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 13
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 3 Good looks at protho spot
Common Yellowthroat 1 Hands Mill
Eastern Towhee 8
Chipping Sparrow 12
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 9
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Boat-tailed Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 15