Spring 2021 Birding Recap

After each spring birding walk, walk leaders compile a list of the birds that the group saw or heard. We hope this serves as a useful record of spring migrating birds seen in Lincoln.

 

May 9nd, 2021  at Ricci Fields

Leaders: Norman Levey and Michele Grzenda

Birds seen or heard
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  1
Mourning Dove  1
Killdeer  2
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  9
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1 (Bedford Rd.)
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  4
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  4
American Goldfinch  3
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)  1
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  7
Baltimore Oriole  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  2
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  4     In three locations.
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
passerine sp.  2

View this list online https://ebird.org/checklist/S87607559

 

Plants

Highbush Blueberry (blooming)

Clethra (undetermined species)

Azure Bluets

Yellow Bitter Wintercress (mustard family)

Red Deadnettle

Michele’s Birding Resources online: https://tinyurl.com/BirdWalkResources

 

May 2nd, 2021  at Harrington/Stony Brook South

Leaders: Gwyn Loud and Ron McAdow

Birds seen or heard (not by everyone)

Canada Goose (pair with 6 goslings)

Wood Duck

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Tree Swallow

Tufted Titmouse (many!)

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tree Swallow

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Palm Warbler*

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

 

Plants of note

Bloodroot

Wood Anenome

Marsh Marigold

Solomon’s Seal

Giant Butterbur and Arctic Butterbur (seemed like two varieties)

Garlic Mustard; thanks for all the pulling!

* the origin of the palm warbler’s name (Latin name is Dendroica palmarum: They got their name from J. P. Gmelin who named them based on a specimen collected on Hispaniola, a Caribbean island with a lot of palm trees.” Another source said its scientific name is “Latin for “of the palms” where it is often seen in the southern part of its range.”

April 25, 2021 at Lindentree Farm and south of St. Anne’s

Leaders: Norman Levey and Gwyn Loud

Birds seen or heard (not by everyone)

Canada Goose

Mallard

Mourning Dove

Red-tailed Hawk

Great Blue Heron (on nest)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker (heard)

Common Raven (pair going back and forth carrying chicken eggs!)

Tufted Titmouse

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

European Starling

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Finch

House Sparrow

Plants of note

Henbit Deadnettle

Ground Ivy

Field Horsetail