Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve
Trip Report, May 14, 2022
The day was cloudy but dry. Four of us gathered for the Greenstone trip, including two new people to the preserve. Despite being in migration season, very few of the birds were singing. We had to ferret out looks to find most species.
We had a House Wren at the street even before taking to the trails. We also had a Yellow Warbler and Wood Thrush there.
Continuing on we had both Black and White Warbler and Common Yellowthroat singing in the shrub swamp. Then we scared an American Robin from its nest, next to the trail.
In the cedar woods we heard Ring Necked Pheasant a couple of times. Although introduced by the neighboring game club, they are rarely detected. Then we got a photo of a Black Billed Cuckoo in a tree.
Back by the marsh we had a Blue Winged Warbler calling and got good looks at a pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and a Baltimore Oriole.
We had a total of 28 species, including 4 warblers.
Mallard 1, Ring-necked Pheasant 1, Mourning Dove 4, Black-billed Cuckoo 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 4, Downy Woodpecker 2, Eastern Phoebe 3, Blue Jay 3, Black-capped Chickadee 4, Tufted Titmouse 2, Tree Swallow 1, House Wren 1, Carolina Wren 2, Gray Catbird 1, Wood Thrush 1, American Robin 3, House Sparrow 1, American Goldfinch 5, Song Sparrow 1, Baltimore Oriole 1, Red-winged Blackbird 11, Brown-headed Cowbird 2, Blue-winged Warbler 2, Black-and-white Warbler 3, Common Yellowthroat 1, Yellow Warbler 3, Northern Cardinal 5, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2