Archive for May, 2006

Babies at Blueberry Lake

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Mad Birders Mini-Birdathon at Mad River Path

We had fun on our Saturday Mini-Birdathon despite the weather. After over a week of rain, the Mad River was over it’s banks on the Mad River Path on the south side of Meadow Road. Five of us had good looks at several species, fleeting looks at others (oh, those flighty warblers!), we had two […]

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

The last two weeks have been soggy ones in the Valley, but the birds are arriving anyway.  This week we’ve seen the return of Bobolinks, Baltimore Orioles, Indigo Buntings, many species of warblers.  Yesterday, two gorgeous Baltimore Orioles investigated the suet feeder, checked out the hummingbird feeder before settling on the orange slices I hastily […]

Mad Birders enjoy Lincoln Mountain Walk

Eight Mad Birders met to explore the Lincoln Mountain area this morning. Many thanks to Bill Martin for being our leader and guide. We started by checking out a great yard close to Bill’s house. We had great looks at Eastern Phoebe, Baltimore Oriole, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Chipping Sparrows. Across the road we chased (and finally […]

Wonderful Day at Herrick’s Cove

About forty birders enjoyed a great walk at the Herrick’s Cove Festival yesterday.  It was a bit chilly, but sunny and calm.  Highlights included Black-and-white, Magnolia, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Solitary Sandpiper, Warbling and Yellow-throated Vireos, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Swamp Sparrows, and a posing American Bittern.  Many of us will never get a better view of […]

Birds Seen Along Mad River on May 6

Eighteen birders enjoyed a walk along the Mad River Path this morning. We saw 26 species with good looks at some recent spring arrivals including: male Yellow Warblers singing, Spotted Sandpipers feeding along the river bank, Baltimore Orioles and Warbling Vireos. Birds seen, in no particular order: Robin Baltimore Oriole Northern Cardinal (heard) Downy Woodpecker […]

Sparrows are not just Little Brown Birds!

Sparrows are fun to watch and identify. In the winter, we often see American Tree Sparrows, in the spring and fall the beautiful large Fox Sparrows visit for a few days or weeks in migration. One of the first birds signaling spring is the cheerful Song Sparrow. His song will be the first we hear […]