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Sightings From April 2011

April 30, 2011

A male baltimore oriole was seen at the eastern edge of the sanctuary on Hawk Mountain Road.

There were many cat birds and oven birds around the forest.

A male barred owl was heard hooting at night on Sky Line Trail.


April 29, 2011

great crested flycatcher by Bill Moses

great crested flycatcher by Bill Moses

A 2 foot long black rat snake was seen under the metal roofing in a feild at the Acopian Center.   

great crested flycatcher was heard calling behind the Visitor Center. 

A broad winged hawk was heard calling near the Common Room. 

April 28, 2011

An indigo bunting, 2 purple finches, 2 rosebrested grosbeaks, 2 towhees, 2 red bellied woodpeckers, 2 goldfinches, grey squirrel, cardinal, ruby thoated hummingbird and a brown headed cowbird were all seen at the Vsitor Center feeder.   

There was green frog at the pond.

A large black bear was spotted in Eckville. 

April 27, 2011

black rat snake was spotted in tree on North Lookout Trail between the River of Rocks & Bald Lookout.

A red breasted nuthatch was at the feeder. 

April 26, 2011

Rosebreasted Grosbeak by Bill Moses

Rosebreasted Grosbeak by Bill Moses

rose breasted grosbeak and a grey catbird were spotted at Visitor Center Feeder.

There were lots of oven birds on the road.

April 25, 2011

There was a garter snake between Laurenwood Niche and South lookout.

painted turtle was seen in a pond

A black and green warbler was heard at North Lookout.

A male ruby throated hummingbird was seen at the Visitor Center feeder.  

April 24, 2011

Black and White Warbler by Bill Moses

Black and White Warbler by Bill Moses

There was a black and white warbler at Bald Overlook.

April 23, 2011

northern saw-whet owl was heard from River of Rocks.

April 21, 2011

Black and White Warbler by Bill Moses

Black and White Warbler by Bill Moses

hermit thrush and a black and white warbler were heard singing at Owls Head.

Trailing arbutus was blooming on owls head. 

April 19, 2011

Two male turkeys crossed north to south at Cooper's Cut.

April 18, 2011

Two female purple finches ate at the feeders. 


April 17, 2011

There were two purple finches and a fox sparrow at feeders

April 15, 2011

grey squirrel struggled to carry a dead male flicker. 

April 14, 2011

A Tom Turkey displayed in the middle of the road at Aspen Cut

There was a porcupine close to north lookout trail

April 11, 2011

American Bittern

American Bittern

An American Bittern was seen on River of Rocks

Many hermit thrushes were around the River of Rocks

pileated woodpecker, barred owl, and chipping sparrows were heard near the River of Rocks .

There was a garter snake near the River of Rocks




April 9, 2011

chipping sparrow was at a feeder. 

April 8, 2011

Spotted Salamander by Kerry Grim

Spotted Salamander by Kerry Grim

spotted salamander was seen in a pond.   

April 7, 2011

An albino turkey vulture was seen at North Lookout.   

April 4, 2011

hermit thrush was spotted outside the Visitor Center.


April 3, 2011

Barred Owl by Wendy

Barred Owl by Wendy

A Barred owl was heard calling from south look out.

Flying Squirrel was seen at enterance to Laurel Wood Niche.

April 2, 2011

Towhee was seen at Visitor Center feeder.

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