Monday, May 9,
Today there were two new ladies, Pat and Margaret, as well as regulars Heather, Michael, Rick, Russell, Nina and Tony
A Baltimore Oriole greeted us at the parking lot at
. We also had Warbling Vireos, Black-capped Chickadees and Wood Ducks. Andrew Haydon Park
Once again, the pond had lots of Lesser Scaup. A Yellow-rumped Warbler was singing overhead. And a single Brant was swimming with the Canada Geese. A male Merlin blasted past overhead. Nina went o look at the cute goslings which were very young.
On the river, we saw a Double-crested Cormorant by the far shore and four Great Blue Herons migrating together. Tony spotted a drake Red-breasted Merganser moving quickly away, but Russell and I took off and got some good shots when it turned back briefly.
We hiked around the roads playing the tape at various places. We got another White-breasted Nuthatch to come in along with a House Wren and Downy Woodpecker. As we got to Hilda, Rick spotted an American Redstart, which did not stick.
Just as we were thinking of wrapping it up, we saw a Black-and White Warbler and a Nashville Warbler across the road. A Great Blue Heron flew across high in the sky. Returning to our vehicles, we saw a Killdeer by the boat launch and an Osprey back of the parking lot.