Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It was a lovely, cool fall morning with a light breeze and light cloud cover which cleared as we walked. There was a good mix of warblers, hawks, and ducks. We started with the Eurasian Wigeon on Bunker Pond swimming with American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Blue- and Green-winged Teal, Mallards, and American Coot. The mix of raptors included Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, Northern Harrier, and many Broad-winged Hawks. Just after the walk ended there was a Golden Eagle. In the wooded area, warblers included Palm Warbler, American Redstart, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, and all three mimids--Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, and a very cooperative Brown Thrasher perched at the top of a tree. Leaders: Chuck Slugg and Cindy Bamford.
66 species

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  28
Eurasian Wigeon  2     2 drakes, full breeding plumage
American Wigeon  30
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  20
Northern Shoveler  10
Northern Pintail  10
Green-winged Teal  6
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  5
Golden Eagle  1     seen by leader only, also seen by hawkwatcher and seen again at Northwood Center soaring with sub-adult Bald Eagle providing a good comparison
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  10
Cooper's Hawk  8
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  10
American Coot  9
Killdeer  1     heard only
Laughing Gull  6
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  25
Forster's Tern  20
Royal Tern  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  4
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Eastern Kingbird  3     a number of Eastern Kingbirds seen during Morning Flight at Dike this morning; some still in back of State Park
Blue Jay  80
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  30
Carolina Chickadee  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1     heard only
Carolina Wren  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2     heard only
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  6
European Starling  10
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  1
Palm Warbler  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Savannah Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3     heard only
Bobolink  4     heard only
Red-winged Blackbird  40
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/nj)