Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, the Hitchcock Center birding class and I birded areas in Hadley. The first stop was a little flooded field on Farm Lane. This stop offered great looks at Green-winged Teal and Killdeer. From there we spent a good amount of time in the Honey Pot- The main Highlight was the Vesper Sparrows. We were able to observe them singing from the power lines and everyone was afforded terrific looks through the scope. Later- we ended the day at the Hichcock Center, (Larch Hill-Amherst) we did have a few migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks, but overall bird activity had died down.

Sunday- April 19, 2009.

Headed to Longmeadow this morning to try and track down a Glossy Ibis that was reported yesterday, and to do a little scouting for next weeks field trip. Couldn't find the Ibis, but had great looks at Blue-winged Teal, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers.

Trip lists can be seen after last photo .

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Snow Goose- Hadley 4-18-09

Hichcock Class- Focusing on Am. Kestrels
Vesper Sparrow- Honey Pot/ Hadley
Belted Kingfisher- Farm Lane, Hadley

Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal- Pondside

Something Hatched out!

Double-crested Cormorant-Pondside
Wood Duck @ Mud puddle
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Palm Warbler- (Yellow Palm)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Observation date: 4/18/09
Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 12
Eastern Meadowlark 1
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 5
American Goldfinch
Hadley- Mill Valley Rd/Farm Lane/Honey Pot
Snow Goose 1- Mill Valley Rd
Canada Goose 28
American Black Duck 2
Mallard X
Green-winged Teal (American) 48- Farm LaneAmerican
Kestrel 3- Honey Pot
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1- Farm Lane
Vesper Sparrow 2 Honey Pot
Savannah Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 3
Eastern Meadowlark 1-Mill Valley Rd

Location: - Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge
Observation date: 4/19/09
Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 1 Wood Duck 5 Mallard 6 Blue-winged Teal 5 Green-winged Teal (American) 23 Double-crested Cormorant 14 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 1 American Kestrel 1 Killdeer 2 Wilson's Snipe 4 Mourning Dove 14 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Tree Swallow 45 Black-capped Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 8 Pine Warbler 2 Palm Warbler (Yellow) 12 Swamp Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 6
Around the Yard....Sunday
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Tree Swallow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Brown Creeper 1
Pine Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
Pine Siskin 2

Good Birding