Daily Archives: April 5, 2010

Sunday’s Walk: the Full List


  We are posting what we think is the full list for Sunday's Walk at DeKorte Park — a total of 39 species, seen by 36 of us. The turnout was great for a holiday Sunday.
  Note: I  included the Common Raven seen by Julie McCall (thanks, Julie!) but no doubt missed one or two species.
   Above is one of the two Palm warblers seen on the walk — our first of the year at DeKorte. At the top of the post is one of the many Greater Yellowlegs seen in Teal Pool.

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Tree Swallow Nesting Boxes

    NJMC naturalists have been busy repairing and installing nesting boxes for Tree Swallows ar DeKorte Park of late, and the Tree Swallows are thrilled.  No sooner do the boxes go in than the Tree Swallows arrive. These birds are not only gorgeous and graceful, but — as NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse likes to point out — "When it comes to eating mosquitoes and other insects, Tree Swallows work the day shift and bats work the night shift."
    In the photo below, NJMC Naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany installs a new nesting box in the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte.


    More pix below. 

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