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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Erica Brendel

May 17, 2008 (Sunday)
Carpenter's Woods

 

This year's Carpenter's Woods Spring migrant walk (5/17) was a joint Delaware Valley Ornithological Club - Friends of Carpenter's Woods affair, attended by 10 participants. Co-leader John Goschke produced a magnificent poster featuring a Chestnut-sided Warbler, which we posted around the neighborhood to announce the event. The weather was sunny and clear, with lots of bird song and a cooperative group of migrants. We saw and/or heard a total of 49 species, including 16 species of warbler, highlights being Worm-eating, Blackpoll, Bay- breasted, Canada and Blackburnian, as well as Veery, Gray-cheeked, Wood and Swainson's Thrushes. Judy Stepanowski spotted a female hummingbird building an exquisite nest, decorated with pale blue-green lichen. The bird was still sitting on her nest two weeks later. A very pleasant morning - thanks to all who participated.

Submitted by Erica Brendel, co-leader