Saturday, May 05, 2012

Birding at Hills Creek State Park
May 5, 2012

We had a nice morning for a walk about at Hills Creek State Park. It was overcast and a little humid but the temperature stayed between 55 and 60 degrees.

There were a ton of warblers in the trees which means I'll be putting some hot compresses on my neck this afternoon! Most of the little buggers were Yellow-rumped Warblers but there were a few Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, and Magnolia Warblers, too. Hermit and Wood Thrushes were present along with the Ovenbirds although none of them were real easy to spot! The Red-eyed Vireo, usually very difficult to find in the tree tops, cooperated by picking an ash tree that hadn't yet leafed out as it's singing perch of choice.

We didn't see many water fowl except for the Canada Geese, but there were two ospreys and an adult Bald Eagle.

In any event, here's the list of species I compiled this morning:

Hills Creek SP, Tioga, US-PA
May 5, 2012 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast with a slight breeze out of the north. Temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees.
38 species

Canada Goose X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey X
Bald Eagle X
Spotted Sandpiper X
Mourning Dove X
Eastern Phoebe X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
Carolina Wren X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
Hermit Thrush X
Wood Thrush X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
European Starling X
Ovenbird X
Common Yellowthroat X
Cape May Warbler X
Magnolia Warbler X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Black-throated Green Warbler X
Eastern Towhee X
Chipping Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Swamp Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
Dark-eyed Junco X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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