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The Rob Fanning Report 042810

    Decided to brave the cold and wind this morning. It is, after all, April 28th! Amazing how each year is so different. Last year I had Blackpoll Warblers at CF on the 27th--this year still waiting for my first of year N. Waterthrush, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Green Heron, etc.
    Highlight of the day was a flock of 5 GREAT EGRETS. This may be my highest spring count for CF. Also present were 4 GREAT BLUE HERONS, a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and a few CEDAR WAXWINGS (which have been hanging around the Point for the last several days).
 The good news is that May 1st and 80+ degrees are but a few days away. Bring on the migrants!
Location:     The Celery Farm
Observation date:     4/28/10
Number of species:     28

Canada Goose     X
Mute Swan     X
Wood Duck     X
Mallard     X
Great Blue Heron     4
Great Egret     5
Spotted Sandpiper     1
Mourning Dove     X
Red-bellied Woodpecker     X H
Downy Woodpecker     X H
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     X
Blue Jay     3
Tree Swallow     X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     X
Barn Swallow     X
Black-capped Chickadee     X
Tufted Titmouse     X H
American Robin     X
Cedar Waxwing     2
Yellow Warbler     X H
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     2
Common Yellowthroat     X H
Song Sparrow     X
Swamp Sparrow     X H
White-throated Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     X
Red-winged Blackbird     X
Common Grackle     X