Wisconsin birders, See the report from Dennis Casper that I am forwarding below. --- Paul Hunter Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin http://home.roadrunner.com/~phunter1/lakeparkbirds.html --------- Warbler Walks at Lake Park, - Saturdays, 8:30 to 10:00 AM Spring 2010: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 Fall 2010: Aug 21, Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25 Meet at the Warming House on the north end of the park. ===================================================== Lake Park Warbler Walk (#6) May 22, 2010 by Dennis Casper Close to thirty birders turned out for the final Warbler Walk of the 2010 spring season. The day was lightly overcast and foggy, with moderate temperatures in the 60’s. There were a number of new faces in the group, several of whom were excellent birders who provided much-appreciated assistance in locating and identifying birds for the group as a whole. The walk began in the usual spot just to the north of the wooden rustic bridge over Locust St. Ravine. Not much activity was observable from that area or from the bridge itself, so the group quickly moved out into open area south and west of the ravine, between the ravine and the baseball diamond. There, lo and behold!, the activity in the trees was frenetic. Many warblers were spotted and enjoyed, several vireos as well, and birds of numerous other species. As a result, much of the walk was spent in this area. And it was here that the crowning glory of the day’s birding was achieved. Someone’s sharp eyes ferreted out amidst the leaves high in a treetop a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and then just a bit later high in another treetop a Black-billed Cuckoo! The birds stayed put for some time, allowing most if not all to get a look at them. What a remarkable, unusual “double-play”! Finally dragging ourselves away from this area, we continued along the ravine, across the pedestrian bridge, past the pavilion and the golf course, to the Wolcott statue. There was much less activity throughout this stretch, though new birds were added periodically all along. Then a final flurry of activity was discovered in the trees behind the maintenance shed across from the statue, and the dozen or so remaining birders enjoyed some more time spotting busy warblers and vireos. The walk ended at that point about 10:30. Those still present helped work out the day’s check list, and then the group disbanded. Thanks to all who participated and helped out. I hope that everyone had a satisfying morning of birding and that those who were new to our walks or to Lake Park will want to come again. Thanks also to Paul Hunter for organizing the season and leading several walks and to Jym Mooney for also leading walks and helping out on most others. Fall warbler walks will begin in late August, so stay tuned. Have a great summer and happy birding! Birds Observed, May 22, 2010: Total Species=60 3 Ring-billed Gull 1 Caspian Tern 1 Mourning Dove 1 Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Common Nighthawk 3 Chimney Swift 2 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Least Flycatcher 2 Eastern Phoebe 3 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Blue-headed Vireo 4 Philadelphia Vireo 10 Red-eyed Vireo 2 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 2 Tree Swallow 7 Black-capped Chickadee 4 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 House Wren 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Eastern Bluebird 10 American Robin 3 Gray Catbird 4 European Starling 2 Cedar Waxwing 1 Golden-winged Warbler 1 Tennessee Warbler 1 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Nashville Warbler 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler 5 Magnolia Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Black-throated Green Warbler 4 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Palm Warbler 2 Bay-breasted Warbler 10 Blackpoll Warbler 4 Black-and-White Warbler 10 American Redstart 1 Mourning Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 6 Wilson’s Warbler 4 Canada Warbler 1 Scarlet Tanager 5 Chipping Sparrow 3 White-throated Sparrow 3 White-crowned Sparrow 4 Northern Cardinal 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6 Indigo Bunting 5 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 Baltimore Oriole 3 House Finch 8 American Goldfinch 4 House Sparrow #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.