Greenstone Hollow Trip Report – Saturday, October 12, 2019

On Saturday, Oct 12, we had a beautiful morning for our Fall walk at Greenstone Hollow, the HAS nature preserve in East Granby.

Seventeen hardy souls showed up by 8 am. and we both looked for birds and toured the sanctuary. We spent some time near the North and South Beaver Ponds before heading back to the Willow Wander at the back of the property. At Paradise Meadow Overlook we had pretty good looks at both a Swamp Sparrow and a pair of Palm Warblers. It’s hard with 17 people for everyone to see everything, but between all of us, we saw 30 bird species, some with very good looks and others more fleeting.

There are still lots of birds around, so please treat yourself to a walk at Greenstone one of these days.

Chris Fisher

Here is the list as compiled by Annette Pasek and Larry Lunden.
Canada Goose 9
duck sp. 1
Mourning Dove 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1 Audio
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Carolina Wren 2
European Starling 10
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 15
Cedar Waxwing 60
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 4
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Common Grackle 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 18
Northern Cardinal 2

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