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Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain Trip Report

A cloudy and gray day greeted us as we started out the walk.  There had been rain the previous days, and the leaves were coming out.  Seven of us turned out to see what was in the park.

The upper level had the usual birds. The upper part of the quarry rewarded us with a Pine Warbler and a flyover Osprey.  We also found a Yellow-rumped Warbler and a singing Wood Thrush.

On the lower levels we had a flyover Common Raven, a new species for this trip.  Also a Common Yellowthroat showed itself briefly.

The meadows were flooded over from the recent rain, so we had to skip that area.   Overall we had 23 species, including 3 warblers.

Larry Lunden

Species at Quarry Park:

Canada Goose  1,  Mourning Dove  3,  Great Blue Heron  1,  Osprey  1,  Red-bellied Woodpecker  6,  Northern Flicker  1,  Eastern Phoebe  2,  Blue Jay  11,  American Crow  2,  Common Raven  1,  Black-capped Chickadee  1,  Tufted Titmouse  3,  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1,  Wood Thrush  2,  American Robin  11,  Northern Mockingbird  1,  American Goldfinch  3,  Song Sparrow  1,  Red-winged Blackbird  7,  Common Yellowthroat  1,  Pine Warbler  2,  Yellow-rumped Warbler  1,  Northern Cardinal  6

 

23 species

New this year:

Common Raven

 

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