The Weekend Tally (5/5/12 & 5/6/12)

Common Yellowthroat

Two days, three locations, 13 hours, and 10+ miles of hiking.  That sums up my weekend!  I spent a considerable amount of time at Peach Hill Park, Locust Grove and Vassar Farm, spotting and photographing everything that I could find.

So, do you want to know what the final tally for the weekend is?

At Peach Hill Park on Saturday morning, I spotted or heard 47 different species of birds.  Saturday afternoon at Locust Grove, the total was 29 different species.  Vassar Farm on Sunday was the most diverse day, with 57 different species of birds.

The total tally was 70 unique bird species for the weekend – more than half of the total birds I’ve seen in Dutchess County in my years as a wildlife photographer.

Now comes the most time consuming part, the photo editing and selection!  I took over 500 photos this weekend, so I will be going through them to see what is worthy of posting.  Next weekend is supposed to be the ‘peak’ of migration, and to make sure I see as much as humanly possible, I will be spending an insane amount of time outdoors.

For those interested in the full sighting/sound list from this weekend, I have attached it below.  Happy birding everyone!

Peach Hill Park (5/5)

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Wild Turkey
  3. Great Blue Heron
  4. Red-tailed Hawk
  5. Cooper’s Hawk
  6. Mourning Dove
  7. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  8. Northern Flicker
  9. Eastern Kingbird
  10. Blue Jay
  11. American Crow
  12. Tree Swallow
  13. Black-capped Chickadee
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch
  15. Carolina Wren
  16. House Wren
  17. Eastern Bluebird
  18. Wood Thrush
  19. American Robin
  20. Gray Catbird
  21. Northern Mockingbird
  22. Brown Thrasher
  23. Cedar Waxwing
  24. Blue-winged Warbler
  25. Nashville Warbler
  26. Yellow Warbler
  27. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  28. Magnolia Warbler
  29. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  30. Black-throated Green Warbler
  31. Black-and-white Warbler
  32. Ovenbird
  33. Common Yellowthroat
  34. Wilson’s Warbler
  35. Eastern Towhee
  36. Chipping Sparrow
  37. Field Sparrow
  38. Song Sparrow
  39. White-throated Sparrow
  40. Northern Cardinal
  41. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  42. Indigo Bunting
  43. Red-winged Blackbird
  44. Brown-headed Cowbird
  45. Orchard Oriole
  46. House Finch
  47. American Goldfinch

Locust Grove (5/5)

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Wood Duck
  3. Mallard
  4. Cooper’s Hawk
  5. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  6. Downy Woodpecker
  7. Pileated Woodpecker
  8. Great Crested Flycatcher
  9. Blue Jay
  10. American Crow
  11. House Wren
  12. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  13. Wood Thrush
  14. American Robin
  15. Gray Catbird
  16. Northern Mockingbird
  17. Tennessee Warbler
  18. Northern Parula
  19. Yellow Warbler
  20. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  21. Black-throated Green Warbler
  22. American Redstart
  23. Chipping Sparrow
  24. Scarlet Tanager
  25. Northern Cardinal
  26. Brown-headed Cowbird
  27. Baltimore Oriole
  28. House Finch
  29. House Sparrow

Vassar Farm (5/6)

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Mallard
  3. Double-crested Cormorant
  4. Great Blue Heron
  5. Green Heron
  6. Red-tailed Hawk
  7. Spotted Sandpiper
  8. Solitary Sandpiper
  9. Mourning Dove
  10. Belted Kingfisher
  11. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  12. Downy Woodpecker
  13. Northern Flicker
  14. Pileated Woodpecker
  15. Eastern Phoebe
  16. Great Crested Flycatcher
  17. Eastern Kingbird
  18. Red-eyed Vireo
  19. Blue Jay
  20. American Crow
  21. Tree Swallow
  22. Barn Swallow
  23. Black-capped Chickadee
  24. White-breasted Nuthatch
  25. Carolina Wren
  26. House Wren
  27. Eastern Bluebird
  28. Wood Thrush
  29. American Robin
  30. Gray Catbird
  31. Northern Mockingbird
  32. Brown Thrasher
  33. European Starling
  34. Blue-winged Warbler
  35. Nashville Warbler
  36. Northern Parula
  37. Yellow Warbler
  38. Magnolia Warbler
  39. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  40. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  41. Black-throated Green Warbler
  42. American Redstart
  43. Common Yellowthroat
  44. Eastern Towhee
  45. Chipping Sparrow
  46. Field Sparrow
  47. Song Sparrow
  48. White-throated Sparrow
  49. Northern Cardinal
  50. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  51. Indigo Bunting
  52. Red-winged Blackbird
  53. Common Grackle
  54. Brown-headed Cowbird
  55. Baltimore Oriole
  56. American Goldfinch
  57. House Sparrow
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