Wednesday, May 18, 2011

St. Bernard's Seminary • May 18

It was a pleasant surprise when the rain stopped and the sun came out intermittently just before lunch today! So, I spent the noon hour walking down behind St. Bernard's Seminary along the Genesee River gorge. I continue to find more and more fun stuff in this area. My first surprise today came when I heard the song of a House Wren down the bank and found the wren right next to a Lincoln's Sparrow. The sparrow patiently posed as I took several pictures of this lifer. On the way back along the trail an Orange-crowned Warbler popped up next to me for several good looks (but no pictures) as it moved from perch to perch a mere six feet away. An Ovenbird then popped up next to the warbler for an outstanding birdy conjunction. :-) Great way to spend a lunch hour!

White-crowned Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Location:     St. Bernard's Seminary
Observation date:     5/18/11
Number of species:     25

Canada Goose     1
Rock Pigeon     5
Mourning Dove     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     1
Tufted Titmouse     1
House Wren     1
Wood Thrush     1
American Robin     3
Northern Mockingbird     2
European Starling     2
Orange-crowned Warbler     1
Yellow Warbler     1
Black-throated Blue Warbler     1
Pine Warbler     1
Ovenbird     1
Lincoln's Sparrow     1
White-crowned Sparrow     1
Red-winged Blackbird     1
Brown-headed Cowbird     1
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch     1
House Sparrow     8

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