Misty and Grey Fall Bird Walk

Six people showed up on Saturday October 4th for a walk on Peters Hill in cloudy and occasionally rainy weather.  Birds were sporadic and just like last week we had NO warblers!  We did find some fall arrivals here and there and the regular residents.  The strangest sighting was a Red-bellied Woodpecker on the gravel road to the stump dump; it seemed to be finding ants or some other critters on the ground.  Not often this bird is seen on the ground.  Here’s one in more typical pose:

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Photo: Bob Mayer

Here is the eBird list for the walk today.

Arnold Arboretum, Suffolk, US-MA
Oct 4, 2014 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     cloudy, misty, 58
19 species

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  7
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  25
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  3
Chipping Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Common Grackle  2
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20025290

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Good Birding!