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Friday, May 6, 2011

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence RI May 5, 2011 10-11am partly cloudy

- Saw year bird: Scarlet Tanager male and female on the road next to the woods.

- Saw year bird: male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the trees near where we saw the Swainsons Thrush.

- Year bird male Indigo Bunting in the woods.

- RI yearbird Ovenbird also in the woods.

- Many sightings of Great Horned Owls (2?).

- Baltimore Orioles, Wood Thrushes, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Chipping Sparrows, Blue Jays and Common Grackles were the most numerous species.

- Not half as many White-throated Sparrows as last time.

- Might have seen the Lincolns Sparrow but it could have been a Song Sparrow.

- There were two Cedar Waxwings near the Hummingbird.

- Many crows and jays mobbing the owl(s?). The owl(s?) were very active and I spotted them quite often hidden up in the trees. They our one of my favorite bird species.

- I got some nice photos of the owl(s?) and the male hummingbird!

- I first saw the(?) owl take off from a branch near the ivy coated section near where we saw the hummingbird.

Full list of birds:
Wild Turkey (female. She had a beard which is not very common on female Wild Turkeys)
Mourning Dove (1)
Great-horned Owl (2?)
American Crow
Blue Jay (abundant)
Black-capped Chickadee (1 working on a nesting hole in the woods)
Tufted Titmouse
Wood Thrush (abundant)
American Robin (abundant)
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing (2)
Northern Parula (2 seen but I think I could here more in the woods)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (abundant)
Black-throated Green Warbler (heard?)
Black-and-white Warbler (1?)
Ovenbird (1)
Common Yellowthroat (1, in the ivy covered bushes by where we saw the Hummingbird)
Chipping Sparrow (abundant)
Song Sparrow (2?)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (2?)
Indigo Bunting (2?)
Common Grackle (abundant)
Baltimore Oriole (very common most of them were by the pond)
and American Goldfinch (2? heard).

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