Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Trip List - Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

Here is the trip list from last Saturday's SFO trip to the Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve. Obviously, it was a good day for a bunch of newly-arrived birds for me, particularly warblers.

Interestingly, and satisfyingly, discussions with a West Danby birder following the trip support my hunch that the mystery songster is a Hooded Warbler. The Hoodies at L-P often sing an inverted song, like "tawee tawee TEE-weeta," not the expected "weeta weeta weeTEE-oh." The last burst in the variant song could very well be what we heard.

More about this trip was posted earlier.

So, mystery not completely resolved, like it could have been if we had tracked down and seen the bird singing, but I'm content. And perhaps a bit more confident in my gut reaction again.

SFO Local Trip
Observation date: 5/5/07
Location: Lindsay-Parsons FLLT Preserve
Observers: 10 in my group; co-leader Dave Nutter took another 10 on a different route.
Notes: SFO local trip to Lindsay Parsons Biodiversity Preserve, co-leader Dave Nutter. Possible Hooded Warbler heard, but only once and not confirmed. Subsequent postings on Cayugabirds-L and "off-line" discussion supports identity of the mystery songster as Hooded Warbler.
Total: 46 species - new birds for the year are in bold

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

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