Henderson Park 5/19/12

     Today I did some pre-exam, stress-relieving birding at Henderson Park for 2 hours this morning to attempt to find the Connecticut Warbler that has been seen around there, but had no luck. I also went to Mercer Wetlands for about 20 minutes looking for the Acadian Flycatcher but it was a bust too. I did see quite a few species and so I am happy! The highlight at Henderson Park was definitely the Pileated Woodpecker I saw around Lake Erin that allowed me to get within 5 feet of him!!! The highlights at Mercer Wetlands were a Brown Thrasher singing and a Wood Thrush singing. I saw 21 species at Henderson Park and 11 at Mercer Wetlands with only one lifer, for a total of 26 species. Here is the list:

Henderson Park:
European Starling 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Cardinal 10-1 Juvenile
American Crow 9
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 4
Mallard 3-1 Duckling
Canada Goose 8-5 Goslings
Eastern Towhee 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Carolina Chickadee 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Blue Jay 3
Northern Flicker 1
Fish Crow 3
Pine Warbler 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
*Worm-eating Warbler 1

Mercer Wetlands:
Canada Goose 2
American Robin 2
Wood Thrush 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Red-Winged Blackbird 1
Fish Crow 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Eastern Bluebird 2-Both Juvenile
Chimney Swift 1
Brown Thrasher 1
*Denotes a lifer.