Summer's here: all nest building an brooding. I got to the park early, 6:30. I found a Baltimore Oriole nest in a tree in the lower garden. Below the nest, a turtle was laying eggs:
There's also a Song Sparrow nest in a dense bush at the fence of a garden plot at the east end of the lower garden. At the circle near the soccer field, there's an easily spotted Black-capped Chicadee nest:
The highlight was a brief Cuckoo song, Yellow-billed I believe. Here's a list. I missed Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Great-crested Flycatcher.
Canada Goose 11 single V Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard at nature center Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 3 Nest 2' in small snag at lower traffic circle. Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Eastern Phoebe 1 Warbling Vireo 4 Nest 20' up above sign to soccer field at nature center Blue Jay 3 Tree Swallow 8 Barn Swallow 2 Black-capped Chickadee 8 Tufted Titmouse 6 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 5 Wood Thrush 2 American Robin 15 Gray Catbird 6 Common Yellowthroat 2 singing males Yellow Warbler 7 Song Sparrow 10 Scarlet Tanager 1 first year male, singing Northern Cardinal 4 Red-winged Blackbird 4 Common Grackle 7 Brown-headed Cowbird 4 Baltimore Oriole 8 Nest at W edge of small tree in lower garden American Goldfinch 2 House Sparrow 1 M at empty house at E end of upper garden