Downy woodpecker, Ruby-throated hummingbird, Common grackle, Tufted titmouse, American robin, Black-capped chickadee, Gray catbird, House sparrow, European starling, Red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch, Ruffed grouse, Northern mockingbird, Yellow warbler, Song sparrow, Chipping sparrow, Blue jay, Eastern phoebe, Barn swallow, Northern oriole, Cedar waxwing, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Veery, Wood thrush, White-breasted nuthatch, Brown-headed cowbird, Hairy woodpecker, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Purple finch, Ovenbird.
30 species, 1 new to yard.
Can it be? Is it possible I never saw the ubiquitous Yellow warbler in my yard before? That brings me up to 78 species in or over our little 2.3 acres. Not bad! It’s a pity the great wave of warblers always coincides with choking clouds of blackflies, or I could probably add another half-dozen easily.