We helped lead a birding field trip around the Morgan Arboretum this morning – glorious weather and a satisfying 40 species ticked off by mid-morning.  Not the best – that was three years ago with birds in the mid-50s including more warblers, in fact warblers hanging from the trees begging to be looked at, but good for all that.  The birds included the first Bobolink of the year.

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch

** Note: the free guide to birding and walking in the arboretum is almost ready to be published, just undergoing final editing. Watch this space for more details.