Harrier Meadow Walk 040309



    Despite a persiIMG_0019stent rain, the Harrier Meadow nature walk on Friday attracted three hardy  birders, 28 species of birds and plenty of earthworms soaking up the gloom.

   No Harrier walk would be complete without a Northern Harrier (above).
     Over 90 minutes, we saw our first Barn Swallow of the year, our first Eastern Phoebe, several Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and a multitude of (way too skittish) ducks.
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    Photo above and below by Richard Moraghan. (Thanks, Richard!)

    Here's the official list from the walk:

Harrier Meadow, 040309
10-11:30 a.m.

28 species

Canada Goose



Northern PintailImg_0034

Green-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Ring-necked Duck

Common Merganser

Ring-billed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret                                    


Greater Yellowlegs

Northern Harrier

Red-tailed hawk

Mourning Dove

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Barn Swallow

Tree Swallow

Northern Mockingbird

American Robin

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

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