Wednesday, May 11, 2011

St. Bernard's Seminary • May 10

Over lunch I walked to St. Bernard's Seminary and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery which is just minutes from where I work. I explored some of the area yesterday with local birding expert Bob Spahn, who use to bird this area before he retired from Kodak. The main bird attraction here are many mature evergreen trees and the adjacent Genesee River gorge. This was my first solo trip, so it was more of a recon run than anything else. Still, I found some interesting things! The first highlight was finding one of the several Northern Mockingbirds that nest in this area. I also found a bluebird and a Pine Warbler. It was a nice lunch outing!


Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Bluebird


Northern Mockingbird


Northern Mockingbird


Northern Mockingbird


Pine Warbler. This bird just wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get a properly focused shot! :-)


Pine Warbler


Location:     St. Bernard's Seminary
Observation date:     5/10/11
Notes:      
Number of species:     21


Turkey Vulture     2
Mourning Dove     3
Red-bellied Woodpecker     4
Northern Flicker     1
American Crow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     1
Eastern Bluebird     1
American Robin     9
Northern Mockingbird     1
European Starling     9
Yellow Warbler     1
Pine Warbler     1
Chipping Sparrow     4
White-throated Sparrow     1
Dark-eyed Junco     1
Northern Cardinal     1
Red-winged Blackbird     1
Baltimore Oriole     1
American Goldfinch     4
House Sparrow     4


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