Trip Report for Greenstone Hollow Walk,  Oct 9, 2021

Trip Report for Greenstone Hollow Walk,  Oct 9, 2021

Leaders – Diane & Chris Fisher

Participants – 18 ( including leaders)

Weather – Overcast, upper 50’s to low 60’s

Length of Trip/Terrain – Approximately 8am – 11am – about 1.9 miles total.  Terrain was mostly flat mowed paths, easy walking – some wet areas.  At about 9:45 we returned to the starting point after birding the trails immediately adjacent to Ridge Blvd on both sides.  At that point some people had to leave.  9 of us continued on to the back of the property.

Highlights of Birds Seen – We saw 21 species of birds which was reported on e-bird.  We started with several large flocks of birds flying around.  These included Red-winged Blackbirds, Starlings and Cedar Waxwings.  We had good looks at the Northern Flicker in the scope and the White-throated Sparrows had returned en masse!  Merle Yoder, a photographer and member, stayed afterwards on his own and also photographed Common Yellowthroat and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  They were not included in the “official” list since they weren’t seen during the trip.

Here is the bird list as recorded by Larry Lunden:

Canada Goose  20
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  13
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  2
European Starling  60
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
American Robin  6
Cedar Waxwing  45
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  5
White-throated Sparrow  25
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Red-winged Blackbird  90
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Northern Cardinal  2

Merle Yoder shared some of his photos taken on this trip below.

 

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