We had a full-house for our Harrier Meadow walIMG_6385k last Friday morning.
   The weather was great, and so were  the birds — we had 42 species, including Orchard Oriole and Dunlin (above, amid sandpipers), plus some Diamondback Terrapins sunning themselves on an old truck tire (right).
   For the first time on one of these walks, we did not see a raptor — until the very  last minute, when one was seen perched in the distance, chowing down on something formerly animate.
   Click here for previous Harrier Meadow walk posts.

   Click "Continue reading…" for the full list, compiled by birder Ray Duffy, and shots of the group, the Orchard Oriole and an irresistible Swan "under arm."

   Thanks for compiling the list, Ray!


Harrier Meadow, North Arlington
May 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
 42 species, plus Diamondback Terrapins

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck                                IMG_6362-1
Blue-winged Teal
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Semipalmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Willow Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo                                              IMG_6390
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow
Chimney swift
Ring-billed gull

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