Sunshine On My Shoulders

A bright and glorious morning was a special gift for us on this year’s Bird Walk! For two delightful hours, we traipsed through the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve to reacquaint ourselves with our fine-feathered friends. Thanks to our wonderful guides Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst, Lydia and Arlene, we were able to see and/or hear 40 different species of birds!

The “cast,” in order of appearance, is as follows:

Yellow Warbler

Red-Winged Blackbird

Blue Jay

American Robin

Grey Catbird

Scarlet Tanager

Downy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

Ring-billed Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Swamp Sparrow

Hairy Woodpecker

Nashville Warbler

Black-throated Warbler

Baltimore Oriole

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

Song Sparrow

Spotted Sandpiper

Barn Swallow

Warbling Virio

Northern Rough-Winged Swallow

American Crow

Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove


Northern Flicker

Canada Goose


Tufted Titmouse

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Blue-headed Virio


Bald Eagle

Double Crested Cormorant

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Caspian Tern

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Eyed Virio

Thanks to our enthusiastic crowd who showed up to make this a great event! Welcome, migrating and summer birds! It is a delight to have you in our midst once again, heralding a long-awaited spring!