It was overcast, warm, and muggy, and the skies threatened rain all day long. I went for a hike here in Stoney Creek soon after lunch, and ended up with 31 avian species. My first stop was at Lake Monocan where I saw four Double-crested Cormorants, seven Spotted Sandpipers, two Pied-billed Grebes, one Bufflehead, and a small flock of Canada Geese. Pine Warblers were singing in the trees, and there was a small flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers at the edge of the Allen Creek Nature Preserve. I saw a couple of Swamp Sparrows in the preserve. When I arrived home I saw three new yard birds: a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a Palm Warbler, and another Swamp Sparrow.
Today's list (31 species):