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Rock Creek Park, DC

Ten persons joined leader Gerry Hawkins on a field trip to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center area on May 9, 2021. Highlights during a circular route that included the Maintenance Yard and forest trails on this generally slow chilly, cloudy morning included nine warbler species, several Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, an adult male Baltimore Oriole, an adult male Scarlet Tanager, a photogenic singing Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush and a late Red-breasted Nuthatch. Noteworthy breeding activity included a Downy Woodpecker feeding a nestling in a tree cavity and recently fledged House Finches.

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