Bird Roll Call: May 11, 2018

  • American crow1
  • American goldfinch1,2
  • American redstart (female spreading her tail feathers to flush prey)3
  • American robin1,2,3
  • Belted kingfisher3
  • Black-capped chickadee1,2,3
  • Blue jay1
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher2,3
  • Brown thrasher1
  • Canada goose2,3
  • Carolina wren (heard)2,3
  • Common grackle1,2
  • Cooper’s hawk2
  • Downy woodpecker1,2,3
  • Eastern phoebe3
  • European starling1,2,3
  • Gray catbird2,3
  • Gray-cheeked thrush3
  • Great blue heron2
  • Great-crested flycatcher (fighting another bird, but I was not able to ID the other bird)3
  • House finch1
  • House sparrow1
  • House wren1
  • Lincoln’s sparrow1
  • Mallard2,3
  • Mourning dove1
  • Northern cardinal1,2,3
  • Northern parula (heard)2,3
  • Northern rough-winged swallow2
  • Pine siskin1
  • Red-bellied woodpecker1,2,3
  • Red-eyed vireo3
  • Red-tailed hawk4
  • Red-winged blackbird4
  • Swainson’s thrush2,3
  • Swallow sp.4
  • Tufted titmouse2,3
  • Turkey vulture3
  • Warbling vireo2,3
  • White-breasted nuthatch1
  • White-throated sparrow2
  • Wilson’s warbler*2

Locations — in my backyard, at Tomahawk Park (morning and afternoon), at the Overland Park Arboretum, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Tomahawk Park
3. Seen at the Overland Park Arboretum
4. Seen while driving