Susan Yurkus and I led today's Wednesday Morning Birding out of Joppa Flats Education Center on to Woodsom Farm in Amesbury. Skies ranged from clear to partly cloudy, temps in upper 70s, and winds SW/5-15 mph -- lovely day for a walk in the Woodsom grasslands.
Our list: Double Crested Cormorant (2) Red-tailed Hawk (1) Black-billed Cuckoo (1) - heard. Willow Flycatcher (3) Eastern Kingbird (1) Blue Jay (1) American Crow (1) Tree Swallow (~ 6) Barn Swallow (~ 7) Tufted Titmouse (1) - heard. American Robin (~7) - 1 on nest. Gray Catbird (1) Northern Mockingbird (3) European Starling (1!) Common Yellowthroat (1) - heard. Yellow Warbler (3) Eastern Towhee (1) - heard. Savannah Sparrow (5) Song Sparrow (~ 5) Northern Cardinal (2) Bobolink - common. Red-winged Blackbird - common. Eastern Meadowlark (4) Common Grackle (~ 12) Brown-headed Cowbird (3) Baltimore Oriole (1) American Goldfinch (3)
We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.