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Wooded Island Bird Walk Report

Submitted by Jennie Strable on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:34pm

Event date:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00am 



Bad weather = good birding.  I’ve often thought that we birders say this to convince ourselves that we’re not really that crazy for going out in terrible weather. But, on this December-like day in April, it was true!  Three foolish hardy birders braved the elements and were rewarded for our efforts with some nice sightings. Between the raindrops on our binoculars and on our eyeglasses (Marian and me) I’m sure we missed some birds just because we couldn’t see.

Birders: Marian, Gary and Jennie

Time: 8:00am to 9:30am

Places: Wooded Island, Bobolink Meadow

Weather: Dreadful. Drizzle turning to rain, mid-30s, windy


Scaup sp.

Blue-winged teal

Ruddy duck (one pair)

Red-breasted Merganser


Wood Duck



American Coot

Pied-billed Grebe (at least 7)

Great Blue Heron

Yellow-bellied sapsucker (4-5)

Downy Woodpecker

Brown Creeper (7-8)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (6+, probably more)

Dark-eyed Junco (several large flocks flying about)

Hermit Thrush

Kinglet – both golden and ruby-crowned

Song Sparrow

Eastern Phoebe (at least 7-8, probably more)

American Robin

American Crow

Flyover gulls

Cooper’s Hawk (flew in as I was leaving the park)

Good birding to all,



Earlier Event: March 10
Wooded Island Bird Walk Report
Later Event: April 21
Wooded Island Bird Walk Report