Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UMASS Orchard Hill...big influx

Spent a foggy, drizzle filled morning at Orchard Hill on the UMASS campus with Ian Davies and Nick Barber and had loads of birds. A large influx overnight with many first of year birds as well as high counts. Certainly my biggest count of Black and White Warblers ever. The birds were largly silent as they fed at all levels from the ground to the tops of the trees. A wonderful morning to be out.

Orchard Hill UMASS

Wood Duck 3
Mallard 3
American Bittern 1 flushed from small lawn
Green Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 7
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 5
swallow sp. 3
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 21
Hermit Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 38 minimum number, likely several more
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 4
Northern Parula 1 seen and heard
Yellow Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 110 minimum number
Black-throated Green Warbler 7 several calling
Palm Warbler 6
Black-and-white Warbler 43 huge influx of these. Minimum count. At times several in view at once
Northern Waterthrush 1 Probably two around
Eastern Towhee 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 95 minimum count...everywhere
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 all males
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 11
Baltimore Oriole 1
Purple Finch 2
Pine Siskin 1 fly over, may have been more than one
American Goldfinch 6

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