Breeding Birds at the Rea Farm - Saturday, June 20th

Target birds - ya gotta love 'em! This week our Michigan participants really wanted to see a Blue Grosbeak. Ten minutes into the walk, a male and a female grosbeak sat up in a sumac shrub and proceeded to eat last year's berries just a few feet away; they were so close, we didn't need the scopes! One of the Prothonotary Warblers was also very cooperative in the wet woods, feeding on the ground and singing repeatedly. It was a good day for the last of the Breeding Birds of Rea Farm walk before we move the Saturday walk to the State Park next week. Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, Karl Lukens.
43 species

Wood Duck  1
Mallard  2
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Killdeer  1
Laughing Gull  7
Forster's Tern  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  5
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Field Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Blue Grosbeak  4
Indigo Bunting  8
Red-winged Blackbird  11
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  2

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Blue Grosbeak [Photo by Roger Horn]