Spring 2022 Birding Walk Recaps

On April 24th, Norman Levey and Michele Grzenda led an LLCT birding walk in the fields behind Lindentree Farm. Some of the highlights were a nesting Great Blue Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, and lots of Red-winged Blackbirds!

 

On May 1st, Gwyn Loud and Ron McAdow led birders through Browning’s Field, Pigeon Hill, and Chapman Pasture. Patti Cable gave an overview of the LLCT’s nest box monitoring program while the group was at Chapman Pasture. Some highlights from the walk were:┬áRed-bellied woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Gray Catbird (heard), Chipping Sparrow,┬áSong Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow (heard), White-throated Sparrow (heard), Red-winged Blackbird, and American Goldfinch. The group also heard Spring Peepers and Leopard Frogs and saw a garter snake. The highbush and lowbush blueberries were blooming in the woods.

On May 8th, Gwyn Loud and Norman Levey led birders around Farm Meadow. Some of the group saw an active fox den with a fresh print. Some of the highlights were: wood ducks, great blue heron, American kestrel, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, Eastern phoebe, great crested flycatcher, Carolina wren, Eastern bluebird, veery (heard), wood thrush, yellow-rumped warbler, pine warbler, oven bird, black-throated warbler, chipping sparrow, savannah sparrow, song sparrow, rose-breasted grosbeak, bobolink, Baltimore oriole, and many other species!