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Wednesday at Berlin Pond

by Bryan on April 25th, 2012

Red Crossbills and a Red-necked Grebe were among highlights during my walk around Berlin Pond on Wednesday morning. I encountered crossbills in two locations: at the Irish Hill trailhead (feeding on Norway Spruce) and about a half mile south of there along the road that rings the pond. The grebe, in breeding plumage, was at the southern end of the pond. For the complete list, with notable birds in bold, 

  • Canada Goose
  • Wood Duck
  • Mallard
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Common Loon
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Osprey
  • Northern Harrier
  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Red Crossbill
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch

From → Birds, Birdwatching

2 Comments
  1. Nothing obvious, Chip. I only saw adult females. I was hoping to see juvenile plumage. I’ll be back Friday for another look.

  2. Chip Darmstadt permalink

    Awesome find Bryan! Any evidence of nesting behavior with those crossbills?

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