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Trip Report: Florida Lake Bird Walk

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Since we are rained out of birding this morning here is a report from the other day. On Tuesday we withstood the light rain and mist (and a late down pour) to enjoy the range of habitat in this wonderful Freeport site. While the light made it hard to make some species there was a lot of activity to view and many other interesting sights. The light and height of the birds did not make for the best photography day but that’s only part of the fun anyway!

Full species list:

  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Osprey
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Herring Gull
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Empidonax sp.
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Tree Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • Gray Catbird
  • Ovenbird
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • American Redstart
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Canada Warbler
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • American Goldfinch