Enjoyed my FOY Louisiana Waterthrushes with great views of two of them: one signing loudly from a tree branch, another foraging in a swampy area along the lakeshore. Yellow-rumped Warblers were abundant and I had a high count of 56 Buffleheads on the Lake.
Ferdinand SF, Dubois, Indiana, US Apr 1, 2017 1:10 PM - 2:55 PM Protocol: Traveling - Walking along the main road 2.0 mile(s) 40 species
Canada Goose 2 Bufflehead 56 Large group, mostly staying together on the lake. A few separate males chasing groups of two-three females. At one point, a boat got them all up at once and I had an accurate count as they landed back down on the lake. Pied-billed Grebe 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 3 Bald Eagle 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 3 Belted Kingfisher 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 (FOY) Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 2 Building a nest together in a large pine tree American Crow 1 Tree Swallow 25 Carolina Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 3 Eastern Bluebird 4 American Robin 6 Brown Thrasher 1 Louisiana Waterthrush 3 Two singing loud and clear in different locations from tree branches. Located one for a visual view. One Waterthrush was right along the shore of the lake in a swampy, wetland area swaying the back end of of it's body back and and forth while foraging. Pine Warbler 3 Yellow-rumped Warbler 15 Chipping Sparrow 8 Dark-eyed Junco 2 White-crowned Sparrow 3 White-throated Sparrow 8 Song Sparrow 4 Swamp Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 4 Red-winged Blackbird 2 House Finch 2 American Goldfinch 2