Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve – May 15 Trip Report

The day was clear and sunny.  Six of us gathered for the Greenstone trip, including a couple from Puerto Rico who wanted to see what their birds are doing during the summer.

The day was especially good for warblers.  We had six species.  Common Yellowthroats  were abundant with 12 of them scattered over the preserve.  Yellow and Blue-winged Warblers were well represented with five each.  Also Black-and-white, and American Redstarts (called Candelita in Spanish), were seen.  The highlight was a Canada Warbler, Which was a new species for the preserve.

In various places we found nine Wood Thrush singing.  We got good looks at a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in a tree.  We did get a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  We finally found just one American Robin.  I don’t know where the others were.

We had a total of 24 species, including 6 warblers.

Larry Lunden

Species:

Mallard  3,  Mourning Dove  2,  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1,  Red-bellied Woodpecker  3,  Downy Woodpecker  1,  Blue Jay  3,  Black-capped Chickadee  3,  Tufted Titmouse  4,  Tree Swallow  2,  Gray Catbird  1,  Wood Thrush  9,  American Robin  1,  White-throated Sparrow  6,  Song Sparrow  2,  Red-winged Blackbird  6,  Common Grackle  1,  Blue-winged Warbler  5,  Black-and-white Warbler  1,  Common Yellowthroat  12,  American Redstart  3,  Yellow Warbler  5,  Canada Warbler  1,  Northern Cardinal  6,  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3

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