E-Z Birding - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It was (finally!) a beautiful, warm spring day, and the park was busy with many recent migrants. The group enjoyed close looks at singing songbirds including Yellow, Pine, Prairie and Yellow-rumped Warblers. We also had decent looks at White-eyed Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, a single Black-throated Green Warbler. A recent movement of swallows afforded us the opportunity to see the differences between Purple Martin, and Tree, Barn and Cliff Swallows. A few were fortunate to see a startled Virginia Rail briefly before it scurried off into the marsh. 

Leaders: Catherine Busch, Marc & Lynne Breslow, Dave & Lynn Pollard.
52 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  25
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Virginia Rail  1
American Coot  2
Killdeer  1
Laughing Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Forster's Tern  6
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  5
White-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  X
Purple Martin  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Cliff Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  7
Yellow Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  X
Prairie Warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Blue Grosbeak  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Common Grackle  X
American Goldfinch  X

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