Catching up on some bird reports from over the Columbus day Weekend.
Linda Gangi reports that Monday at DeKorte there were: "5 mature and 2 immature Black-crowned Night-Herons A flock of Green-winged Teals (20-30) Small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets (I love those little birds), Yellow-rumped Warblers were all over the place, Savannah Sparrow, Black Ducks, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Yellowthroat, bunches of Lesser Yellowlegs with a few Greater Yellowlegs mixed in, Great and Snowy Egrets (not close to the numbers that have been in the last few weeks), a Kingfisher.
Nigel Bates reports that on Saturday he "birded DeKorte from about 1-3 pm this afternoon. The highlight was a Vesper Sparrow along the Transco Trail, other sparrows included 2-3 Seasides, 3-4 White-crowned, Swamp, Song, and lots of Savannah. 10 species of shorebirds including 10 Pectorals, 2 dowitcher (sp?), 1 Spotted, 6 Semipalmated Plovers, and 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
Only warblers I saw were Palm and Yellow-rumped, although a possible Connecticut disappeared into the undergrowth before I could obtain a halfway decent look.
Ray Duffy reports that on Friday afternoon, "It seemed like every step I took around the first impoundment at Mill Creek Marsh seemed to flush some sort of sparrow, Palm Warbler or goldfinch from the vegetation along the paths. Lots of the usual savannah sparrows, swamp sparrows and song sparrows. Highlight sparrows was a White-crowned. Warblers included Yellow-rumped, Prairie, Palm and Common Yellowthroat. I also had a lingering Short-billed Dowitcher.
Schmidt's Woods highlights were a male black-throated blue, an Ovenbird, three Swainson's Thrushes, a Brown Creeper and a Blue-headed Vireo.
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