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Spring Birding at Garrett Family Preserve – June 19, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn

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In the middle of June, you don’t necessarily expect to see a lot of birds. But the birds at Garrett Preserve were pretty cooperative this morning, willing to be both heard and seen.  Yellow-breasted Chats were particularly active with several perched up, singing, and one doing a display flight. A couple of male Blue Grosbeaks also obligingly sat up, singing, as did a Common Yellow-throat and some Field Sparrows. Considering that the sun was out and the humidity low, it was a very nice morning!

42 species

SpeciesCount
Mallard11
Mourning Dove7
Chimney Swift8
American Oystercatcher1
Killdeer1
Laughing Gull5
Least Tern2
Forster’s Tern8
Double-crested Cormorant2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)1
Great Egret1
Snowy Egret1
Glossy Ibis2
Osprey6
Red-bellied Woodpecker2
Hairy Woodpecker2
White-eyed Vireo3
Blue Jay2
American Crow3
Carolina Chickadee2
Purple Martin4
Tree Swallow8
Barn Swallow2
House Wren1
Carolina Wren (Northern)6
European Starling5
Northern Mockingbird6
American Robin2
Cedar Waxwing2
House Sparrow1
House Finch2
American Goldfinch3
Field Sparrow3
Yellow-breasted Chat8
Orchard Oriole4
Red-winged Blackbird8
Common Grackle4
Common Yellowthroat3
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal8
Blue Grosbeak2
Indigo Bunting1

 

Yellow-breasted Chat photo by Kathy Horn

 

Yellow-breasted Chat photo by Kathy Horn

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