First off, our good friend Tim did another Deer Run Bird Survey (survey 9.5) at the end of April, adding four new species to the list: Northern Waterthrush, Solitary Sandpiper, Swainson’s Thrush, and Vesper Sparrow. He found 183 total birds and 42 different species!
Friday was Deer Run Bird Survey number ten, our first May survey. A storm was rolling in, so we were booking it!
There were wild Bluebells and other flowers all over the place (including a bit of Garlic Mustard). Even with the impending storm, birds were active and singing.
New for the D.R.B.S. – Eastern Kingbird
We counted 420 individual birds of 51 species and added eleven new ones for the survey:
- Black-and-White Warbler
- Chestnut-sided Warbler
- Common Yellowthroat
- Eastern Kingbird
- Grasshopper Sparrow
- Henslow’s Sparrow
- House Sparrow (!)
- Least Flycatcher
- Nashville Warbler
- Red-breasted Merganser
- White-crowned Sparrow
Our grand total now stands at 3709 individual birds of 89 species!
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I love the splash of color in your habitat photo and I just love this time of the year!