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The east end of Tower Grover Park was exceptionally birdy this morning. Between 9 a.m. and noon, Joe Eads, John Newman, Mark Mittleman, Mike Grant, Sue Eaton and myself saw a constant stream of warblers between the cypress circle and the Jack Van Benthuysen pool.
Species seen:
Yellow-throated vireo
Blue-headed vireo
Red-eyed vireo
Northern Parula, (2)
Tennessee
Nashville
Chestnut sided
Magnolia
Blackburnian
Yellow-rumped
Black-throated Green (at least 50)
Pine (probable)
Palm
Bay-breasted (2)
Yellow-throated (1)
Black and white
Am. Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush (seen at Gaddy Bird Garden by Eades)
Golden-crowned kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Brown creeper (heard not seen)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3 traveling as a flock)
Downy woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Flicker
Peewee
Carolina Wren (Gaddy Bird Garden)
Red-tailed Hawk ( trees across street from Gaddy)
Usual suspects: Chickadee, Robin, Cardinal, Bluejays, Mourning Doves, Pigeons, Brown Thraser

Gaddy Bird Garden and the west end of the park had some Black-throated Greens and Ovenbirds, but nothing else.
At the west end, we had flock after flock come through.



Jack Cowan
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