On the early morning bird walk we hiked up tail behind the dorm in the direction of the Everett Mansion. We heard or saw a REDSTART, ROBIN, VEERY, DOWNY WOODPECKER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, CATBIRD, OVENBIRD, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, TUFTED TITMOUSE, WOOD THRUSH, PEWEE, and CHICKADEE. I decided to hike back down on my own and got a beautiful view of a SCARLET TANAGER perched on a leafless branch at the top of a tall tree. I also heard a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, MOURNING DOVE, RED-EYED VIREO, and SONG SPARROW. The weather forecast predicted more rain, so I decided to leave after breakfast. On my way home I stopped for a picnic lunch at a fishing access a little ways off Route 30. I couldn’t find the fishing access I vaguely remembered from old camping trips to Half Moon State park, so I turned off in the other direction and climbed uphill a ways to a small pond with a name that begins with a B.

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