Lots of birds moving into or through Nichols Arboretum last weekend. Check out our local birding report:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Domestic type))  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1     Dark headed, gray flycatcher with white tail tips, staying low to the ground, hunting from perches in the burn area of Dow Prairie.  On the early side.
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1

Blue-headed vireo

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2

Tufted titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  3
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  8
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)  2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  12
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18108553