I spent two hours this afternoon, after the rain had slackened, birding around Blendon Woods. I started around the Goldenrod and Lake Trails, and then moved over to the Cherry Ridge picnic area and the forested ravine trails (Streamside & Overlook). There were plenty of migrants, though it would be hard to call it a good fallout. Some groups, like warblers & sparrows, were well-represented, while others, like vireos and thrushes, were largely absent. The list included:
Waterfowl - Thoreau Lake had no Black Ducks yet, but did have 12 Woodies & 1 Green-winged Teal
Raptors - I had Sharp-shinned, Cooper's, and Red-tailed Hawks at different locations. Also had a Barred Owl calling along the Streamside Trail.
Flycatchers - 1 Wood Pewee was at the picnic area, while E.Phoebes were at several spots
Vireos - not a single one
Kinglets - Ruby-crowns in many places; 1 Golden-crown along the Streamside Trail
Thrushes - nothing other than E.Bluebirds and Robins
Mimids - Catbirds were at several locations, and a Brown Thrasher was on the Goldenrod Trail
CedarWaxwings - a small flock was around grapevines along the road west of the picnic area
Warblers - 9 species, best being an Orange-crowned along the road west of the picnic area, but also had Nashville, Tennessee, Black-thr.Blue, AmRedstart, Blackpoll, Yellow-rumped (most common), Palms (3-4), ComYellowthroat
Sparrows - Song Sparrows widespread, but also had a flock of Chipping at the picnic area, and Fields, White-throateds, Swamps, and Lincolns at other spots, along with Towhees
Blackbirds - very scarce, with only a single Grackle
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