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Greenstone Hollow Trip Report

Six hardy souls met around 8AM. I had said that the walk would be cancelled in the event of rain, but had failed to mention what would happen if there was snow. As we walked through all the trails of the preserve, the temperature hovered around 37°F and occasional snowflakes drifted down. Despite that, we did pretty well sighting a total of 23 species – not bad considering how late Spring seems to be in coming this year. As usual, Larry Lunden kindly recorded the species and sent them to e-bird. Here is his list.

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 3
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 3

Our next scheduled bird walk here will be Saturday, May 26 at 8AM, so mark your calendars. However, feel free to stop by any time and enjoy the sanctuary – it’s a delightful place to walk as well as look for birds. It’s on Ridge Blvd, left off of Rt 187N, about 1.8 miles north of Rt. 20 in East Granby center.

Respectfully submitted,
Chris Fisher

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