Wesleyan College, our destination for the October field trip.
Jim (Dr. James Ferrari) led the group of 15 people. We started off by the pond area.
|Eastern Phoebe. Courtesy of Jerry Amerson.|
A Coopers Hawk was sighted. The Canada Geese (over 25) landed and made themselves comfortable as if the pond area is their regular home. A Pied-billed Grebe was enjoying the pond.
|By Jerry Amerson|
Wesleyan College offers nice walks near the pond area whether you are birding or not. We took advantage of this and went by the horse stables and beyond and saw even more birds including Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Meadowlarks, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Pine and Palm Warblers, and Nuthatches.
arboretum of which Jim Ferrari is the director. The walk through this beautiful place was shaded, pleasant, and richly diverse for any nature enthusiasts. Streams runs by it. (Did you notice the link? Check it out!)
For us birders, we were rewarded with more sightings: a Hermit Thrush, Brown Creepers!, a Blue-headed Vireo, more Kinglets and Brown Thrashers, a Magnolia Warbler, Towhees... We've identified 56 birds species on this field trip.
If you missed this field trip, try to make the next one. They are always interesting.