Gary Cowell's report from the Byers Woods bird walk, Saturday, July 28.

Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 20
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 1
Barn Swallow 80
Cliff Swallow 2
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 11
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Indigo Bunting 1
Bobolink 2
Eastern Meadowlark 40
Red-winged Blackbird 4
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 3

Butterflies of note:
Monarch 10
Spicebush swallowtail 1
Eastern-tiger swallowtail 4
Silver-spotted skipper 3
Common-wood nymph 1
Pearl crescent 3
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4 weeks ago

Greater Mohican Audubon Society

This was an interesting call yesterday. A red-tailed hawk flying around holding onto a teddy bear. I wasn't sure I believed the caller but he sent me these pictures and sure enough the hawk has a teddy bear. I was concerned that he may have his talons tangled in the fabric but he finally turned it loose and flew off. I hope he finds something edible next time! ... See MoreSee Less

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