|Posted by Cal on April 29, 2017 at 5:55 PM|
Over 60 people participated in the seventh annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival. Although the weather looked threatening, the rain held off and the light was pretty good.
We saw 37 species of birds. They were Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Warbling Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Tufted Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, House Sparrow.
In addition, Friday, folks saw 4 additional species: Brown-headed Cowbird, Black-capped Chicadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Rock Dove.