Monday, May 30, 2011

A Farewell to Belleplain

[FY, in a Breeding Bird Atlaser's lingo - feeding young, that is, which is what this Black-and-white Warbler was doing this morning along Sunset Road in Belleplain. That reminds me, isn't it time to re-do the NJ Atlas, since the original was finished in 1997?]

Why am I doing this, this weekly Belleplain Forest immersion, when they're finding Mississippi Kites and even Magnificent Frigatebirds in Cape May?

It seems a small enough commitment, in this world rapidly and randomly deconstructing itself, to be with a place every week, once a week, for a spring complete. And so I beat the sun to the forest this final time, though still not early enough to hear the Whip-poor-wills I know are there. The warm air flowed soothingly over me as I cycled through the now familiar archways of trees, and the birds sang, but less frantically, stating the facts now, not shouting calls to love or arms.

[Mr. Squirrel meets Mrs. Box Turtle.  . . I've rescued multiple turtles of 4 species (Box, Snapping, Painted, and Diamondback Terrapin) in the past week, all females apparently seeking suitable places to lay eggs.]

After the Black-and-white Warbler cooperated so nicely, I left the birds to their own devices, which for most right now means incubating or feeding young. Two Louisiana Waterthrushes continue to sing, one upstream from the Sunset Road bridge, but Kentucky Warblers again were silent, but likely not absent. There's a Kentucky at our MAPS station in Bear Swamp that sings, oh, maybe 10-15 times in a 6 hour morning. Likely the Belleplain birds are similarly present, and similarly busy with other things.

8 calling Yellow-billed Cuckoos seemed a solid showing, and one teed up remarkably high in a dead treetop, for all the world to see - a world that, at 6:00 a.m., consisted of me. 6 Summer Tanagers raised eBird's filter's eyebrows - but honest, there were at least that many! Frank's Road is always good for SUTA, but find woods that look like that elsewhere, and you'll find the tanagers. A singing Yellow-throated Vireo behind one of the houses along Sunset Road was a nice find; this species is a scarce breeder in Belleplain.

[Chipmunks are scarce in south Jersey, probably because creating a burrow sturdy enough to last the winter is a bit of a challenge  in sandy soil. This was one of two along Sunset Road west of the bridge.]

I'll post the full list from today below. This is it for Belleplain for me, a bit of a shame since it seems like a 17-year cicada emergence may be in the offing - strange, long hums in the woods now, perhaps soon deafening.

My next blog will likely come to you from Alaska, where Mark Garland and I are leading a tour. Plane leaves tomorrow. . .

[Diversity in all forms, a hallmark of healthway forest anywhere, not to mention food for Whip-poor-wills and Chuck-wills-widows. I've taken many a picture like this in the tropics, but these moths lingered on an outbuilding near Belleplain State Forest Headquarters today, in our own Cape May County.] 

[One of the big silk moths, an Imperial Moth, about 4 inches across. This species is in decline, perhaps in part because of Gypsy Moth spraying. The larvae feed on oaks, maples, sweet gum, and pine - sounds like Belleplain to me.]

[Another big beauty, the Luna Moth.]

Here's the final Belleplain list:

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 5/30/11
Notes: 12 miles by bike, 5:30-11:00 a.m. Clear, 60-75, light wind.
Number of species: 50

Canada Goose 10
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Laughing Gull 50
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 8 clicked
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 20
Acadian Flycatcher 12
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 12
Eastern Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Sunset singing near houses e of bridge
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 2
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 trail south of sunset east of bridge near field
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 10
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 12
Pine Warbler 10
Prairie Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 8 1 male FY
Worm-eating Warbler 15
Ovenbird 60 clicked
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Hooded Warbler 8
Eastern Towhee 4
Summer Tanager 6
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

[Reconstructing the world, for just a moment anyway. Mountain Laurel perfumes the air and blooms in the background.]

[The forest of June.]

Saturday, May 28, 2011

55 Clapper Rails, 80 Seaside Sparrows, and Thoughts on Feet

[Clapper Rail at Tuckerton early this morning. Learn what the back & scaps (scapulars) + breast & foreneck look like on Clappers, and you'll never struggle with telling Clapper from King Rail. Clapper backs & scaps are drab gray with little or no streaking; King's back feathers are dark centered and buff-edged, making the bird brighter and clearly streaked above. Clapper's breast and foreneck are drab and gray, King is orange here. Of course, this bird is waist deep in Spartina patens, far out in the salt marsh where no King Rail should be.]

There was a whole lot of clappering going on along Great Bay Boulevard in Tuckerton early this morning, where I detected 55 Clapper Rails at 10 survey points during the first run of 3 SHARP marsh bird surveys I'll be doing there this summer for NJ ENSP.  Of course I was hoping for a Black Rail at this historic location for that species, but none were to be had. The 80 Seaside Sparrows, 8 Saltmarsh Sparrows, and 2 Marsh Wrens were consolations, as was watching 1,000's of no-see-ums perish when they landed on my permethrin-treated clothing! The bird numbers are actual counts, not estimates, added up from the 10 point counts I have along the road.

Interestingly, though the protocol uses tape playback, I found the playback not only didn't seem to increase detections, it may have decreased them, as the Clappers in particular quieted down for a bit when the Clapper Rail call was broadcast.

Plenty of shorebirds and herons foraged at Tuckerton, and though the survey left me little time to pick through them, someone should. A Willow Flycatcher sang all the way out at the end of the road, and bizarrely, a Gray Squirrel drank from a puddle out there, miles from the nearest tree.

 [Compare the Clapper Rail's legs and feet, above, with the Barn Swallow's below. Clapper's live on their feet. Barn Swallows are all wing, physically and I'd even say spirtually, and would probably rather not have feet at all if they didn't need something to hang on to wires or their nests - this one was nesting under the boardwalk out to the Rutgers Field Station at Tuckerton.]

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Penultimate Belleplain

[The dogwoods are done blooming, and the leaves are filling in: Belleplain on Saturday. A little pink on the near right is a Mountain Laurel getting ready to bloom. This shot, by the way, and all the prior ones like it, have been taken from just uphill of the Sunset Road Bridge, looking east.  ]

Suddenly there are waxwings. Okay, maybe not suddenly, since they've been trickling in for a few days, but the frequent Cedar Waxwings in Bellplain on Saturday were FOY there for me, on this, the 8th consecutive weekend I've wandered the woods there. This time it was by bike, finally (says he of the busted knee). Cycling is way the best mode to explore Belleplain, and, with one more to go, I hope the final one will be by-cycle as well.

With a pretty lame start time of 9:30 a.m., bird song was less frequent. That didn't stop the Barred Owls, not far from Lake Nummy.  I hooted a couple times at a place I'd had them before, got no response, and we cycled on. A quarter mile down the road we ran into Karen Williams, also on a bike, and as we chatted the pair of Barred Owls began letting loose, apparently having thought over what I'd said long enough.

Karen described watching an Acadian Flycatcher knock water droplets off a spider web and bathe in them, neat stuff. I think, if I do this Belleplain thing again some future spring, I'll do it differently. Rather than covering ground, trying to survey the forest, I'll slow it down, and hang with individual birds.

 [A few Mountain Laurels were in full bloom, but only those in warmer microclimates, like this one at the sunny side of a clearing. Peak bloom will be sometime next week. You'll see this shrub throughout south Jersey - they're standing out along the Garden State Parkway, for example.]

Between the late start and slower mode of transport, my estimated numbers for various birds were lower, but everything is still there. Well, everything except that Kentucky Warbler at Sunset Bridge, which may still be there but was MIA when we paused to listen.

Three different Louisiana Waterthrushes were singing, including one at Sunset Bridge, of interest since they were feeding young there last week (or was that two weeks ago)? I'm curious to see if they try a second brood, there is certainly time for it, even for a bird that heads south so early. Lousiana's appear as migrants in Cape May in July.

[This Ring-billed Gull loafing on Lake Nummy was the third new-for-Belleplain species this trip. Most Ring-billeds have pulled out for the breeding grounds, but a few, mostly 1st cycles like this one (you can see the mottled, worn wing coverts) will persist through June.]

Here's the list from Saturday:

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 5/21/11
Notes: by bike, 9:30-12:00 noon, 8 miles, clear, 60's-70's. With Becky.
Number of species: 41

Canada Goose 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Laughing Gull 50
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Barred Owl 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 10
White-eyed Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 6
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Pine Warbler 5
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Worm-eating Warbler 5
Ovenbird 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Hooded Warbler 3
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Orchard Oriole 1
House Sparrow 3

[How to attract butterflies: plant a dead raccoon. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail obtaining salts and nutrients.]

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Best Birding One-Two Punch. . . on Earth?

[This presumed female Great-crested Flycatcher gathered nesting material (stems from Red Maple samaras (seeds) along Cedar Bridge Road yesterday, with her mate in close attendance.]

If there's a better birding combo than Belleplain State Forest + Heislerville WMA in May, I haven't found it. One could spend hours in either place, or both, trolling for avian wonders - and other stuff, too, butterflies and herps and flowers. That was my weekend - and finally, with a slowly healing knee, part of it on a bike in Belleplain, too. More to follow.

[30,000 shorebirds at the Heislerville impoundment today, high tide. Your assignment, if you choose to accept it: find the Curlew Sandpiper. And then, or maybe instead, just enjoy the spectacle.]

[A third punch: deep in Bear Swamp, Cumberland County, today was our first MAPS banding run of the year. This Magnolia Warbler was a migrant, but we had some interesting, and valuable, recaptures of local breeders. More to follow on Bear Swamp - of Gray-cheekeds and Whips and Protho's, oh my. . . and especially, the amazing Ovenbird.]

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tom Parsons Passes

Tom Parsons, shown here with Cape May hawk counter Melissa Roach in fall, 2010, passed away today. Tom was a long time Associate Naturalist for Cape May Bird Observatory, and a good friend to conservation. His contributions to Cape May ornithology and education were many, and he will be deeply missed

As he went on in years, Tom made me realize how important handicapped-accessible birding sites were - we all know someone who profits from access to nature.

Feel free to comment with your thoughts and reflections on Tom.

This just in - Red Knots!

From shorebird researcher Mandy Dey: "Red Knots are starting to come in -- betw. DE and NJ sounds like there's about 3,000 now in the bay. We have our first aerial survey this Wednesday."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free as a Chat

[And this chat you cannot change. . . flight song over a hidden meadow in Belleplain State Forest today. You don't think of Belleplain State Forest (sic) for edge and thicket birds, but hidden away meadows hold chats, Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks, all those early successional goodies. Sometimes, I think, more easily found and seen than places like Higbee Beach or the Beanery.]

While much of the NJ birding world was focused on the World Series of Birding today (wonder how my pals on the Rutgers Scarlet Night-herons and the Monarchists faired), I was free as a sky-larking chat this peak weekend in May to wander around Belleplain yet another day, being a naturalist, not a ticker-birder. Which is pretty cool, being able to hang on, for example, to the Lousiana Waterthrush who steadily sang in an atypical location for the second week in a row (NOT Sunset Bridge) and makes me wonder if he's an unpaired male. Must be, I figure. Though The Birder's Handbook is silent on the number of broods LOWA raises per year, I have to believe they only get one off, since they leave so early in summer, thus if this bird is still singing for a mate, it isn't raising any young this year.

Understand, by the way, that I don't fault the WSB folks - how could I, having competed every year 1990-2010? Only a busted knee and a new job kept me out of it this year. I ran into my friend Jim Wilson near Sunset Bridge, who for yet another year is mentoring a youth team in the WSB. Something I admire greatly - and intend to do myself again, maybe even next year, though a no-carbon-footprint team at Forsythe NWR merits consideration, too. I think my best WSB ever was the year with the "kids" - Kaitlyn, Sam, Kyle and Joey on a very fun whole state run about 10 years ago.

Jim's kids missed the Kentucky Warbler at Sunset Bridge - I wanted to shout after them, since it began singing as they pulled away, but that's against the rules. A Prothonotary Warbler sang there, also. Migrants were scarce today -  a single each of Blackpoll Warbler and Rose-breasted Grosbeak  were all I could muster. A full list from Belleplain is at the end of this post - week 7 of my explorations there this spring.

It was too cool and cloudy for most cold-blooded things - I went butterfly-less - , but I did hear my first Pine Barrens Treefrogs of spring, honking in a wetland off Cedar Bridge Road. It was also pretty dark for bird photos, between the clouds and the leaves, but plants are easier. . .

 [Mountain Laurel will begin blooming in south Jersey next week.]

 [Golden Club in a hidden Belleplain stream.]

[Same shot, different week (see posts below): Dogwoods wane, leaves fill in the gaps.]

Though I recorded 50-some birds in Bellplain today, I don't think I eyeballed more than 20 species thanks to a whole lot of leaves. A bird heard is as good as bird seen for me anymore, especially the good singers - like Louisiana Waterthrush.

This afternoon post-Belleplain, a careful low tide count at Norbury's Landing yielded only 42 Red Knots, but some serious numbers of other shorebirds: 15 Black-bellied Plover, 23 Semipalmated Plover, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 107 Ruddy Turnstone, 3400 Sanderling, 1700 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 25 Short-billed Dowitcher, and competing with them all,  9900 Laughing Gulls.

Here's the Belleplain list from today:

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 5/14/11
Notes: 645-1015a, 12 miles, cloudy, 50's-low 60's. fairly quiet. Pine Barrens Treefrogs calling off Cedar Bridge Road.
Number of species: 51

Canada Goose 2
American Black Duck 2
Wild Turkey 3
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
Acadian Flycatcher 8
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 10
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 25
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 15
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20
Wood Thrush 25
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 4
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 12
Pine Warbler 20
Prairie Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 15
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Worm-eating Warbler 15

Ovenbird 65
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 8
Yellow-breasted Chat 2

Eastern Towhee 8
Chipping Sparrow 6
Summer Tanager 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

Monday, May 9, 2011

IS April the New May?

[Yellow-throated Vireo, Belleplain State Forest May 7, 2011.]

Answer: No. Not yet, anyway. May is still the peak of spring migration for most landbird species (we're talking about the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states here). May is still when we get into the heart of the breeding season. May is still when full leaf-out occurs.

And yet. . . birders like to look at arrival dates, and I've been looking especially hard this year. Considering just April (May's hardly begun), 41 of 62 Cape May County arriving species appeared solidly within normal dates. But 6 were on the early side, and 15 (!) appeared earlier than the earliest arrival date listed in Sibley's 1997 Birds of Cape May. 

Ovenbird makes for a good example. Sibley's earliest reported arrival was April 14, so the handful that showed up in various Cape May locations on April 10 were EARLY. 

Now let's rewind to Witmer Stone's time, the 1930's and previous.  Stone's listed arrival dates for Ovenbird range from April 24 to May 2, a full two weeks later than this year.

Is there a pattern? Well, one year does not a pattern make, and we have sampling problems here, one of which is coverage. Nowadays I feel pretty sure that arriving birds in Cape May get seen, somewhere, by someone, within a day or two of their arrival. Coverage was fairly good during the time Sibley worked in Cape May, though not as dense as now. And how much did Witmer Stone and colleagues even bird in April? And how many active birders at all were there then? Could an Ovenbird could show up and go undetected for days in the 1930's?

Eventually I'm going to put all this arrival business in a table and analyze it, and while I'm on that subject I dearly wish every birder eBirded. Even in 2011, even in Cape May, birds are getting reported but when you look at arrival dates in eBird, some of these earliest arrivals are not showing up.

Enough. Let's talk about what Belleplain was like last Saturday, May 7 2011. Exactly what it should be - awesome.

[Two of the three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that were in this one oak along Pine Swamp Road on Saturday, a nice sighting, especially because they don't breed in southern NJ and we have to catch them when they come through.]

Besides the pictured grosbeaks, we had several other definite migrants, including a Gray-cheeked Thrush walking in Tom Field Road, and two Blackburnian Warblers singing along Sunset Road. The Louisiana Waterthrushes at Sunset Bridge were feeding young, making frequent passes from downstream to upstream with food in their bills - thus the nest is somewhere upstream of the bridge. The Kentucky Warblers at the bridge should have stolen the show, and did for some patient birders, but my experience with them was soiled by another birder who began to play a recording at them. I wanted to throw his iPod into the creek, but merely told him in no uncertain terms that playing songs at that location was utterly unacceptable. He stopped. . .while I was there, anyway. More on that to follow - be prepared, I'm going to piss some people off.

FOY's for me this weekend were Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Wood-pewee, Yellow-throated Vireo, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Blackburnian and Kentucky Warblers,  and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

More pics from last Saturday are below  - check out the progress of leaf-out - and here's the list, Belleplain weekend # 6, with birds of interest bolded:

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 5/7/11
Notes: 6:45-10;15 am, 50's-60's, mostly clear, 12 miles.
Number of species: 58

Wild Turkey 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Laughing Gull 50
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 10
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 6
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 25
Blue Jay 3
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 25
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 20
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 15
American Redstart 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Worm-eating Warbler 15
Ovenbird 80
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Kentucky Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 10
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 10
White-throated Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 10
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Blue Grosbeak 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 2

[Think in turtle time when looking at changes in migration timing - Box Turtles can live 100 years. There will always be outliers when it comes to bird arrivals, but if they thrive and reproduce, a shift in species migration can occur. Wonder if this female Box Turtle ( a male would have red eyes) thought, "Gee, Ovenbirds were early this year."]

[Compare this Cinnamon Fern with the fiddleheads shown on "Wordless Wednesday" below.]

[A bit more green, a bit deeper, and a bit less red - same shot as shown below, one week later.]

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Comes to Belleplain

Quick post on Week 5 in Belleplain. . . and a question to ponder: Is April the new May?

 [Summer Tanager was in in Belleplain Sunday, or at least this one was, the lone SUTA I saw or heard. Frank's Road, singing away. A Scarlet Tanager sang nearby as well.]

[Spicebush Swallowtail and Flowering Dogwood. Gotta fly, more thoughts and photos later this week.]

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 5/1/11
Notes: 7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 13.5 miles. mostly clear, temp 46 to 60 degrees, light wind. Gray Treefrog calling (2), roadkill green snake. Spicebush Swallowtail, Horace's Duskywing.
Number of species: 58

Canada Goose 4
Wild Turkey 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 calling repeatedly and circling cedar bridge road
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Laughing Gull 50
Herring Gull 10
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 low spot cedar bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1 drumming Tom Field Road
Northern Flicker 2
Acadian Flycatcher 6Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 15
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 10
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 2
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 25
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 35
Wood Thrush 29 clicked, but singing mostly shut down after 8:00 a.m.
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Black-throated Green Warbler 2Yellow-throated Warbler 12
Pine Warbler 30
Prairie Warbler 5
Black-and-white Warbler 24 clicked
American Redstart 2 Sunset Bridge
Prothonotary Warbler 1 Sunset Bridge
Worm-eating Warbler 22 clicked
Ovenbird 93 clicked
Northern Waterthrush 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
New birds?
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 6Eastern Towhee 10
Chipping Sparrow 10
Summer Tanager 1 Frank's Road
Scarlet Tanager 6Northern Cardinal 5
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 10