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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Erica Brendel
May 23, 2010 (Sunday)
Cool overcast weather and intermittent rain (not to mention the dearth of birds) made this a shorter walk than usual for the seven participants and their leader. Despite our combined dedication and skills, we got good looks at only one singing warbler: an immature American Redstart. Blackpoll, Yellowthroat and Northern Waterthrush were the only other warblers heard. Two Acadian Flycatchers scrapping over territory put on a nice display of calling and fussing. Most of the local breeders were also heard from: Wood Thrush, Veery, Eastern Wood Pewee, Northern Flicker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch and Red-eyed Vireo.
Many thanks to the patient and good-humored participants. As Red Barber used to say: "Wait til next year!"
Submitted by Erica Brendel