During a guided birding walk through the Arboretum this morning (led by Jean and I) a total of 47 species were recorded …. including SSVs (soul-satisfying views) of the Red-bellied Woodpecker and confirmation of the return of the Bobolinks for yet another year … despite the almost certain fact that the hay in their meadow will be cut too early once more!  Twelve species of warblers.

My ARBY (Arboretum Big Year) now stands at 73 species since January 1

SPECIES SEEN THIS MORNING ….

HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron

DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS
Mallard

HAWKS, EAGLES AND KITES
Red-shouldered Hawk

GULLS
Ring-billed Gull

HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
SWALLOWS
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow

KINGLETS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS
Gray Catbird
THRUSHES
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin

CHICKADEES AND TITS
Black-capped Chickadee

CROWS AND JAYS
Blue Jay
American Crow

STARLINGS
European Starling

VIREOS AND ALLIES
Red-eyed Vireo

WOOD WARBLERS
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Orange-crowned Warbler

TANAGERS AND ALLIES
Scarlet Tanager

SPARROWS, TOWHEES, JUNCOS
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

SALTATORS, CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, GRACKLES, ETC.
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole

FINCHES, SISKINS, CROSSBILLS
American Goldfinch