West Laurel Hill Cemetery – Field Trip Report

April 30, 2016 – WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Leader: Gregg Gorton

Outbound – Bridge to Barmouth Trailhead

Apr 30, 2016
7:14 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
98 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 50 degrees; windless; clouded over at first–then patches of blue emerging Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44

4 Canada Goose
4 Wood Duck
5 Mallard
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Black Vulture
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Herring Gull — 2nd cycle, low over bridge
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4 Mourning Dove
180 Chimney Swift — 3 large flocks hawking insects in swirling “kettles” over the river… Conservative estimate. (the only swallows among them were a couple of Barn)
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Merlin — Chasing a Mourning Dove!-/ looked big: female
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Phoebe
5 Warbling Vireo
7 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Barn Swallow
3 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
2 House Wren
4 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Wood Thrush
15 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
2 Ovenbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Northern Parula
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Dark-eyed Junco
2 White-throated Sparrow
11 Song Sparrow
7 Northern Cardinal
2 Common Grackle
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Baltimore Oriole
12 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 43
Inbound on CHT

Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Apr 30, 2016
9:20 AM
Traveling
1.25 miles
81 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: With Sam Perloff. Walked back from middle of Manayunk Bridge down onto the undeveloped trial that leads under the old railroad track, over to the middle of Blackie’s Bridge, back by a different trail, up and over into Westminster Cemetery, ending at a high point overlooking the Vine Creek and CHT (to the East); 54 degrees, 2-5 mph; clouds and blue sky patches Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44

2 Mallard
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4 Mourning Dove
50 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Warbling Vireo
1 Blue Jay
2 Fish Crow
4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Veery
1 Catharus sp.
3 Wood Thrush
15 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
2 Northern Mockingbird
35 European Starling — flock on grass
1 Ovenbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Parula
4 Yellow Warbler
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
2 Chipping Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
5 Common Grackle
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Baltimore Oriole
7 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 45