Date: 6/18/18 6:31 am From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] Field trip report - Galway Nature Preserve
Ten of us visited Galway Nature Preserve Sunday morning for an HMBC field trip. The first birds of the day were right in the preserve parking lot: an Eastern Phoebe with a large insect in its bill, a swooping Tree Swallow, and a vocal Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Oddly enough, the Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker seen by some members of the group were the only woodpeckers we encountered all day.
Warbler species were rather sparse. We heard several Ovenbirds, Common Yellowthroats, and Chestnut-Sided Warblers, and enjoyed nice views of the one of the Ovenbirds on a snag. We heard but did not see Indigo Bunting, and most of the group observed a singing Scarlet Tanager.
For the second year in a row, an Eastern Wood-Pewee's nest was found, albeit in a different location from last year.
Other highlights included a Broad-Winged Hawk flying over a pond; singing Veery and Wood Thrush; and a Bobolink in the adjacent farm fields.
Thanks for Naomi for compiling the eBird report below.