Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hitchcock Center Birding Class- 5-2-09

We left the Hitchcock Center and headed straight to West Whately in hopes of finding the Painted Bunting at the home of Bill Benner & Joe Wicinski. Not long after we arrived the Bunting made an appearance- to the delight of all. After our fill of the Painted Bunting, we headed to various birding locations around the valley. .

Rose-breasted Grosbeak-female. Whately Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- Uncommon Migrant in Amherst.

Y.B. Sapsucker-Amherst

House wren-Larch Hill, Amherst.

Observation date: 5/2/09
Number of species: 32
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
House Wren 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling X
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 35
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 5
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow X
Good birding,