Jun 18 2017

Today’s Outing at Nine Mile Run Trail

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Some of the 27 participants in this morning's outing at Nine Mile Run Trail, 18 Jun 2017 (photo by Kate St.John)

Some of the 27 participants in this morning’s outing at Nine Mile Run Trail, 18 Jun 2017 (photo by Kate St.John)

This morning was hot and sunny as 27(!) of us walked the south end of the Nine Mile Run Trail in Frick Park.

My outing description last Monday promised orchard orioles and hoped for willow flycatchers.  The orchard orioles cooperated but the willow flycatchers were missing.

However we saw 26 species and had good looks at indigo buntings, yellow warblers, cedar waxwings, red-tailed hawks and the ever-famous orchard orioles.

We also saw purple nodding thistles, clouded sulfur butterflies and the larval stage of brown marmorated sinkbugs, shown below.

Larvae of brown marmorated stink bugs, 18 June 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)

Larvae of brown marmorated stink bugs, 18 June 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)

Steve Valasek for posting our sightings in eBird.  Thank you, Steve, for keeping the list:
Duck Hollow
Jun 18, 2017, 8:26 AM
Traveling 0.36 miles, 118 minutes
All birds reported? Yes.
30 Canada Goose
6 Mallard
5 Turkey Vulture
2 Cooper’s Hawk – flyover
3 Red-tailed Hawk – flyover
7 Mourning Dove
3 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Carolina Wren
5 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
5 Yellow Warbler
4 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Indigo Bunting
5 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
7 Orchard Oriole
1 Baltimore Oriole
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 26

 

(photos by Kate St. John)

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  1. brianon 19 Jun 2017 at 11:26 am

    Thanks, Kate, for organizing and leading this outing. Although my daughter’s attention span was limited and we left early, I really enjoyed the walk. By the way, while walking back to the car, I did hear a Willow Flycatcher call 3 times, so at least one is still around.

  2. Melanieon 19 Jun 2017 at 12:34 pm

    What a great turnout and an impressive list of sightings!

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