Fransje and I met at 6 am at Five Rivers
First thing I heard this morning after waking was a barred owl in my yard.
We attempted to find the worm-eating warbler at Deer Mountain Trail with no success- both of us were hoping for a new lifer. We heard things, but couldn't find the bird and thus we didn't count anything.
We ended up with 90 species, 88 positively identified
Here are our highlights-
Black-throated Green warbler
Watched a bald eagle go fishing
Five Rivers, before noon-
Orchard Oriole- male
Black Creek Marsh-
Thacher Park Overlook-
Black-throated Blue warbler
En Route highlights
a pair of Red-tailed hawks
Five Rivers evening-
woodcock- at least 2
2 wood thrushes were singing together- made a nice little chorus
and we finally heard a veery
Unexpected Misses- downy woodpecker, wood duck, cedar waxwing, purple finch, common raven, northern mockingbird, least flycatcher
Unexpected common bird- great-crested flycatcher: we heard them everywhere
We also saw a strange bird at Five Rivers that we couldn't identify. Hopefully, we will figure it out.
Is there someone who wants our full list? I couldn't put it all into ebird due to finding so many birds in transit.