Date: 5/13/18 5:18 pm From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Vischer Ferry Mother's Day field trip report
A large group spent a full morning into early afternoon birding the 3 mile loop from the main VF entrance south to the river, west and north through the woods, and back east along the towpath trail. The group collectively tallied over 60 species. Highlights included several virginia rails calling and making brief forays into the open for most to see; least bittern seen and heard near the main preserve road; 11 species of wood warblers including blackburnian, bay-breasted, magnolia, and chestnut-sided; and good numbers of several summer breeders including eastern kingbird, yellow-throated vireo, rose-breasted grosbeak, and baltimore oriole.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a successful outing today. Gregg Recer Cathy Graichen malta.