Date: 7/8/18 3:11 pm From: Steve Hale <srhale20...> Subject: [NHBirds] Pishing good on Tecumseh
This morning, I had a trip up Mt. Tecumseh in Waterville Valley from the western approach that begins on Tripoli Rd. It's a 3.1 mile route to the summit. I estimated the number of birds encountered. Most of the birds were Heard Only, but there were two spots where birds were close to the trail, and pishing grew the small groups into many more. Ambitious to join in were Red-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackpoll Warber, White-throated Sparrow, and Slate-colored junco. There were really good numbers of Red-breasted Nuthatch and my estimate is likely too low, but it was hard tracking them in the large mixed flocks.
(Side Note: This season, I have observed very few Nashville Warbler)
Steve Hale Open World Explorers
NAME Count Heard Only Hairy Woodpecker 2 Yes Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 3 Yes Blue-headed Vireo 1 No Red-eyed Vireo 4 Yes Blue Jay 3 Yes Boreal Chickadee 2 Yes Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 No Brown Creeper 2 Yes Winter Wren 2 Yes Golden-crowned Kinglet 8 No BICKNELL'S THRUSH 1 Yes Singing and calling Swainson's Thrush 4 Yes Hermit Thrush 1 Yes Cedar Waxwing 2 Yes Magnolia Warbler 3 Yes Black-throated Blue Warbler 4 Yes Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 Yes Black-throated Green Warbler 4 Yes Blackburnian Warbler 3 Yes Blackpoll Warbler 8 No American Redstart 2 Yes Ovenbird 3 Yes White-throated Sparrow 3 No Dark-eyed Junco 5 No Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Yes