Mad Birders Mini-Birdathon at Mad River Path

Posted on Monday 22 May 2006

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 mystery birds that I wish we had identified as one of them could have been a life bird for me (Louisiana Waterthrush).

Mad River Path list

Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Broad-winged Hawk (carrying frog for breakfast)
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Two mystery birds

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