Join us every 3rd Sunday of the month at Benjamin Rush State Park for a bird wathcing morning walk (starts at 8:30 and generally lasts about two hours). We report our findings on a regular basis to ebird.org. Last month’s report is provided below. We hope to see you soon!
Benjamin Rush SP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Apr 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) 24 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4 Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1 Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1 sitting on nest Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 5 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5 crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.)) 2 Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 17 at nesting boxes Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2 Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1 carrying nesting materials to nest box American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 9 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 60 4 female House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
THANK YOU DENNIS MORA – (posted by FOPW President Donna Smith-Remick April, 20, 2017 – facebook)
We want to thank Dennis Mora for installing 12 new bluebird boxes in Benjamin Rush State Park. On our walk Easter Sunday, we were able to observe a Bluebird carrying nesting material to one of the boxes. The first nesting bluebirds we’ve seen in the park! The other boxes have been claimed by Tree Swallows, another bird we haven’t seen for awhile!