Gillam Park 5/13/2009

I went to Gillam this morning, keeping close to home so that I could go to Mena Lazuli hunting later. It was kind of slow, I think the migration bump is definitely almost over. However, I did encounter a first of season and a first of life. The lifer, a Blue-headed Vireo, is here in the winter and leaves during the 3rd week of May so I just barely caught this one. It is “unusual” but still a winter resident, I’m surprised I’ve never encountered it yet. *=First of Season, **=Life Bird.

Species seen or heard:

  • Blue-headed Vireo **
  • Northern Waterthrush *
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Carolina Wren
  • Chimney Swift
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Wood Thrush
  • Fish Crow
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Philadelphia Vireo
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Wood Duck
  • Blue Jay
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee

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