Hudson Field Trip -10 degrees, cloudy, 12 observers and 20 species.
It was suppose to be an early spring birding trip but it felt like winter this morning in Hudson.
The day started slowly, bird wise, with the expected black-capped chickadees but we were all pleased to see a flock of grackles, huddled in a dead tree, halfway through the morning.
Eight brown creepers were surprising and a high moving red-shouldered hawk was a delight.
Bird of the day : pileated woodpecker
Thanks to everyone who came out to make for a pleasant morning and to Wayne for his help. - Barbara MacDuff
Here is our complete list of birds: Red-shouldered hawk 1, Red-tailed hawk 1 (heard ), Ring-billed gull 2, Pileated woodpecker 2, Blue jay 6, American crow 12, Black-capped chickadee 30, Red-breasted nuthatch 2, White-breasted nuthatch 4, Brown creeper 8, American robin 2, European starling 2, American tree sparrow 2, Northern cardinal 3, Red-winged blackbird 1, Common grackle 18, Common redpoll 12, Pine siskin 2, American goldfinch 6, House sparrow 1, woodpecker species ? 1
buse à épaulettes 1, buse à queue rousse 1 (entendu), goéland à bec cerclé 2, grand pic 2, geai bleu 6, corneille d'Amérique 12, mésange à tête noire 30, sittelle à poitrine rousse 2, sittelle à poitrine blanche 4 , grimpereau brun 8, merle d'Amérique 2, étourneau sansonnet 2, bruant hudsonien 2, cardinal rouge 3, carouge à épaulettes 1, quiscale bronzé 18, sizerin flammé 12, tarin des pins 2, chardonneret jaune 6, moineau 1, espèces de pics ?