Sharon Kearns just sent over the field report from the IMBD walk at Morven Park – nice sightings! From Sharon:
Friday May 11th was a beautiful albeit windy day for an IMBD walk in the area of Morven Park. Mary Ann Good, Sally Snidow, Sidney Lissner and Sharon Kearns enjoyed checking out the pond at the corner of Fairview and Old Waterford Rd. We had excellent looks at two Solitary Sandpipers and a Spotted Sandpiper as well as a Great Egret that decided to land for a quick stop.
Since the woods in the ridge at the back of Morven Park have been productive we headed there and on the way found Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanager, and Black-Throated Green Warblers among many other birds. Phoebe Fledglings were prevalent.
As we walked up to the ridge to look for more warblers the wind had picked up to 20+mph so for safety’s sake we nixed walking along the wooded ridge. We birded woods in a lower area and then walked/drove the road around the mansion area, entrance.
The full list of species seen follows:
Canada Goose 7, Mallard 2, Double-crested Cormorant 1, Great Egret 1, Green Heron 1, Turkey Vulture 4, Red-tailed Hawk 2, Spotted Sandpiper 1, Solitary Sandpiper 2, Mourning Dove 8, Chimney Swift 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 3, Downy Woodpecker 1, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 3, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 5, Acadian Flycatcher 2, Eastern Phoebe 6, Great Crested Flycatcher 2, Eastern Kingbird 1, Yellow-throated Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 5, Blue Jay 5, crow sp. 2, Tree Swallow 8, Carolina Chickadee 2, Tufted Titmouse 6, White-breasted Nuthatch 3, Carolina Wren 1, House Wren 2 Nesting, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2, Eastern Bluebird 9, Wood Thrush 2, American Robin 12, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird 4, Brown Thrasher 2, European Starling 16, Cedar Waxwing 12, Ovenbird 2, Louisiana Waterthrush 2, Northern Parula 4, Yellow-rumped Warbler 4, Black-throated Green Warbler 2Field Sparrow 1, Scarlet Tanager 2, Northern Cardinal 5Red-winged Blackbird 8, Common Grackle 5, Baltimore Oriole 2, American Goldfinch 2