Geoff Williamson and Jill Niland lead the birding and nature walk at LaBagh Woods on Saturday, May 19.  Even though it was very quiet, they found interesting "other-than-bird species."  However, Geoff did a great job, as usual, of finding birds by ear.

Visit Geoff's website for lists of other wildlife from the trip and photos by Nathan Goldberg, including the 'star' of the show, which seemed to be trying to lay eggs, but that was possibly just trying to reach the other side of the railroad berm.

Below is a full list of bird species observed.

Bird List:

Canada Goose 2 (with 5 young)

Mallard 5

Wood Duck 1 (with 3 young)

Great Blue Heron 2

Cooper's Hawk 2

Ring-billed Gull 5

Rock Pigeon 4
Mourning Dove 2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Chimney Swift 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1

Red-eyed Vireo 18

Blue Jay 1

American Crow 5

Barn Swallow 3

Black-capped Chickadee 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5

Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 46

European Starling 4

Cedar Waxwing 6

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Connecticut Warbler 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 5

Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 2

Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 15

American Goldfinch 9

House Sparrow 4

- post contributed by Jill Niland