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Tuesday Tour of Kate Palmer Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 5:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Six soggy souls toured the Kate Palmer Sanctuary on Tuesday.  The tour was led by the Sanctuary Steward, Alan King.  Alan lead us through both sides of the O'Brien Rd. bordered property, giving us the history of the Sanctuary as well as showing off the wildflowers in season.  Like our Nan Weston tour last week, the early spring weather is not making this a great year for our early wildflower.  The Trillium, which are usually in their glory about this time, were barely peeking out. The Trout Lilly were in bloom, but they were being very shy due to no sun and lots of rain.  

The birds were hunkered down as well, with only a few warblers seen or heard.  Our one bit of sunshine was an unexpected Rusty Blackbird we tracked near the creek on the east side of the property.

Species List:

Wood Duck  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  3
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Rusty Blackbird  1    Audible
Yellow Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8

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