Monday, May 6, 2013

Susquehanna Warbler Walk

Today the number of birders roaming the park outnumbered the parulas!

We noted Baltimore Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Parula,  White-breasted Nuthatch, and Osprey near the parking area.

Ten of us on a Chesapeake Audubon field trip had a wonderful time at Susquehanna today, even though the migration isn't what it normally would be at this time. We had many highlights. Fantastic, close looks at CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and PROTHONOTARY, as well as Louisiana Waterthrush. Also nice views of Baltimore Oriole, Common Merganser, and Great-Crested Flycatcher--and even a Wild Turkey. 

Walking along the old railroad river trail looking for the Prothontary and Louisiana Waterthrush.

Prothonotary Warbler (photo from Wikipedia)

Top birds, including all warblers:

Common Merganser (2, male)
Wild Turkey (1)
Scarlet Tanager (2)
Baltimore Oriole (1)

Ovenbird (12)
Worm-Eating Warbler (1)
Louisiana Waterthrush (8)
Blue-Winged Warbler (2)
Black-and-White Warbler (2)
Prothonotary Warbler (5)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Redstart (20)
Parula (30 at least)
Yellow Warbler (4) 
Yellow-Rumped (40)
Yellow-Throated Warbler (2, very quiet)
Black-Throated Green Warbler (1)

Best Birding Wishes,

Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)

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