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Recent Sightings:


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On 5/14/2012 11:41 AM, Paul Thiede wrote: 

  My son, Michael who is a birder from Falls Church, Virginia, was here for the past few days.  I thought you might like to know what we observed over the span of about four hours Friday night and Saturday within a quarter mile of the Veteran's Walking Trail on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway!  I wouldn't provide the list or pretend to think it authentic if I had not been with him.
Paul Thiede
  Here is the list:

1. Warblers:
o Nashville
o Tennessee
o Yellow-rumped
o Wilson's
o Golden-Winged
o Palm
o Chestnut-sided
o Blackburnian
o Cape May
o Yellow
o Black-throated Green
o Black and White
o American Redstart

2. Nuthatch:
o White-breasted
o Red-breasted

3. Red-Winged Blackbird
4. Eastern Wood Pewee

5. Vireo:
o Red eyed
o Blue headed

6. Woodpeckers:
o Downy
o Hairy
o Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8. Brown thrasher
9. Northern Flicker
10. Bald Eagle (6 in a cruising flock!)
11. Blue Jay
12. Common Grackle
13. Robin
14. Cardinal
15. Crow
16. Chickadee
17. Osprey
18. Chipping Sparrow
19. Great Blue Heron
20. Common Loon
21. Golden Eye
22. Mallard