Losen Slote Walk: The Full List

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DSCN9102We had a great walk at Losen Slote (Creek) Park yesterday, featuring a Hermit Thrush convention — apparently they are not hermits after all…

Fourteen folks saw more than 30 species, including three kinds of wobblers, a cameo appeareance by Pine Siskins (they are moving through the region these days) and a Sharpie (they are moving through the region these days as well).

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Scenes from Mill Creek Marsh

101714 FTD B Yellowleg Greater 018af MCM Mdwlnds NJ Sunset 101714 OK FLICKRMickey and Elaine Raine were nice enough to share some recent pix from Mill Creek Marsh, herewith. Mickey writes:

Last Friday was such a lovely one, and the latter part took us to Mill Creek Marsh to check out the activity.  Many of the songbirds had already migrated south, but the Greater Yellowlegs were still present in large numbers, and the recent arrival of the Northern Shovelers was a reminder that winter is not all that far away now.

The fall foliage has not reached peak, yet, so we did not experience the brilliant rainbow of colors; however, the sumac leaves and the Virginia Creepers added a beautiful reddish accent to the scenery.

We were there toward the end of the day, just as the sun began its final descent, so the tones were wonderful.  (Thanks, Elaine and Mickey!)