Bird Watching on the Mill Race Trail

A description of the April 28Th, 2012 bird walk:
“Last Saturday, we had a wonderful walk on the Mill Race Trail led by Larry Lewis and Kathleen Pilleggi of Early Bird Nature Tours. We saw and heard more than 40 varieties of birds. Who knew there were so many different birds on the trail and just that morning! I’ve listed them below. This was my first bird walk and I can’t wait to do another. I thought we would have to very quietly walk along as to not disturb any birds. Instead, Larry made noises and played their songs loudly to draw them out so that we could see them. Birds are curious and want to see what’s going on. Some of the birds seemed to want us to look at them and perched for quite a while in our view, others flitted fast from branch to branch and only the most experienced in our group could see them. If you have a chance, I would highly recommend a bird walk.”

Birds on our walk: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Black and Turkey vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Warbling Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-wing Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina and House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird and the House Finch.
A Canadian Goose and her goslings.
Bird guide Larry Lewis of Early Bird Nature Tours.
“Early bird” bird watchers beginning their walk at the Mill Race Trail entrance.