Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain – Trip Report – 5/1/2021

Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain
Trip Report, May 1, 2021

A sunny but windy day greeted us as we started out the walk.  There was a noticeable chill in the air as we had an unusual cold snap.   Three of us turned out to see what was in the park.

The upper level had the usual birds. The wooded portion rewarded us with one warbler, an American Redstart.  Both Dark-eyed Junco and White-throated Sparrows were still around.  On the lower level one Gray Catbird was singing, but did not come out in view.  Probably because of the wind we saw no flyovers or any of the common aerial species.

We were tired on return from the park, so we skipped the meadows.

Overall we had 17 species, including 1 warbler.

Larry Lunden

Species at Quarry Park:

Mourning Dove  8,  Red-bellied Woodpecker  4,  Downy Woodpecker  1,  Blue Jay  4,  Black-capped Chickadee  3,  Tufted Titmouse  10,  Gray Catbird  1,  American Robin  11,  House Sparrow  1,  American Goldfinch  2,  Dark-eyed Junco  2,  White-throated Sparrow  2,  Song Sparrow  4,  Red-winged Blackbird  3,  Brown-headed Cowbird  5,  American Redstart  1,  Northern Cardinal  3

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