Birds at Black River WMA, Chester Township, May 28, 2012

Highlights include Acadian Flycatcher, Hooded Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler. The walk started at the railroad bed at Pleasant Hill Road and continued for approximately 1.25 miles – then, a right turn up the slope at the underground cable right-of-way and across the power-line cut on a white blazed trail. The Chestnut-sided Warbler was at the power-line cut. The Acadian Flycatcher and Hooded Warbler were beyond the power-line cut at the point where the cable path continues straight and the white blazed trail bears left 90 degrees. Here is a brief sound file of the Acadian Flycatcher.

Here is the species list:
8 Wood Duck
1 Mallard
5 Wild Turkey
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Mourning Dove
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
7 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
2 Willow Flycatcher
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 Warbling Vireo
15 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
2 Tree Swallow
20 Barn Swallow
5 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
15 Veery
8 Wood Thrush
6 American Robin
10 Gray Catbird
15 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
7 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
30 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Baltimore Oriole

Submitted by Jonathan Klizas

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