Jane and I hiked the Cap's Ridge Trail early this morning. We were the
first one's on the trail at 6:45 AM, but the trail was soon packed with
people. Generally very slow for the "specialty birds" of this hike, but
as always, a nice way to spend a morning.
Caps Ridge and LinkTrails, Coos, New Hampshire, US
Jun 30, 2018 6:44 AM - 11:52 AM
Comments: Hike up to Pothole Rocks and down Link Trail for close to
a mile. Calm, comfortable (59F) and overcast when we started, but
clearing and getting hot by the time we got back down to car at noon.
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 11
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Gray Jay 0 None at Pothole Rocks.
Boreal Chickadee 2 Only two together near start of Link Trail.
Red-breasted Nuthatch 11 Higher than normal.
Winter Wren 3 Lower than normal.
Bicknell's Thrush 1 Only one Bicknell's. Heard calling softly, but
seen nicely at Pothole Rocks. None at all calling along Link Trail
Swainson's Thrush 25 A bit higher than normal.
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 10
Blackpoll Warbler 32 High count.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Dark-eyed Junco 14
White-throated Sparrow 8
Purple Finch 4
White-winged Crossbill 5 Together at start of Link Trail. My first
Crossbills on the trail in a long time. At least one apparent juvenile
and at least on adult male.
Pine Siskin 4