Spring Birding at Garrett Family Preserve – April 29, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld

Temp: 54°F

Winds:  N 0-3 mph

Weather Conditions: mostly sunny

Following last night’s storms, there was a lot of bird song at the Garrett Preserve. Field Sparrows and Northern Cardinals were everywhere, feeding on the ground or perched up, singing. A pair of Osprey have moved into the platform closest to the blind, and groups of yellowlegs were feeding in the marsh grasses. Prairie Warblers and White-eyed Vireos are back but really didn’t want to be seen. One of the many Common Yellowthroats was quite cooperative though, even allowing us extended scope views.

44 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 1
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 1
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Laughing Gull 11
Herring Gull (American) 4
Forster’s Tern 4
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey (carolinensis) 8
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
White-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow (American) 2
House Wren (Northern) 2
Carolina Wren (Northern) 8
European Starling 6
Gray Catbird 5
American Robin 5
House Sparrow 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
Field Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 10
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 14
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 11
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Prairie Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 16