Highlights of the June 3rd Early Morning Bird Walk

a guest post by Mae M

After yesterday’s rain it was perfect weather this morning for a leisurely walk along the forest trails behind the museum.  Five birders enjoyed great looks at Ovenbirds, a Hermit thrush, a Blackburnian warbler, a Yellow-rumped warbler and two Yellow-bellied sapsuckers. The Northern flicker nesting near the museum also made several appearances for our delight.

After the walk we enjoyed coffee and cake seated in front of the viewing window while Rose-breasted grosbeaks and Ruby-throated hummingbirds came in to the feeders. What could be better than that?!

Our next Early Morning Bird Walk will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00-8:30. Won’t you join us?

List of birds seen and/or heard on the June 3rd walk:

  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Great-crested flycatcher
  • Red-eyed vireo
  • Blue jay
  • American crow
  • Tufted titmouse
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Brown creeper
  • Hermit thrush
  • European starling
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • Block-throated blue warbler
  • Blackburnian warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • Common yellowthroat
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Common grackle
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird
  • Northern flicker
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker


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