Saturday, May 21, 2011

St. Bernard's Seminary • May 20

My noontime walk behind St. Bernard's Seminary along the Genesee River Gorge was very productive again today! If yesterday was Black-throated Blue Warbler Day, then today was Northern Parula Day, though there were a number of Black-throated Blues today, too. I was never far from the rising trill of a parula. Being relatively warm and humid, I watched the many small streams running down the bank and found a number of birds bathing, drinking, and resting. A Canada Warbler joined a robin at one popular bathing location. A Chestnut-sided Warbler was a bit higher in the forest canopy, and at one point a pair of male Magnolia Warblers had a brief dust-up with the victor posing ever-so-briefly for a picture. Regulars filled out the remainder of the list.

Eastern Chipmunk

Magnolia Warbler

Location:     St. Bernard's Seminary
Observation date:     5/20/11
Number of species:     27

Red-tailed Hawk     1
Rock Pigeon     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Downy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Red-eyed Vireo     2
Blue Jay     1
American Crow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     1
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
American Robin     4
Northern Mockingbird     1
Northern Parula     4
Yellow Warbler     2
Chestnut-sided Warbler     1
Magnolia Warbler     2
Black-throated Blue Warbler     3
Pine Warbler     1
Canada Warbler     1
Song Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     3
Red-winged Blackbird     1
Brown-headed Cowbird     4
Baltimore Oriole     1
American Goldfinch     4
House Sparrow     9

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