Daily Archives: January 26, 2010

Bird Reports 012610 DeKorte and Mill Creek

  Don Torino reports :  

    "Worth taking a trip on Discovery Trail. [On Tuesday I had] Kingfisher, 12 Bufflehead , Common Mergansers, Pintail, N. Shovelers, Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Gadwall."

  He also offered this Sunday report from Mill Creek Marsh:

  "Haven't been to Mill Creek in a while thought I would take a walk around the trail this morning: 40+ Green-winged Teal, 2 Hooded Mergansers, 1 Common Merganser, 1 Great Blue Heron, 3 Fox Sparrows,  Song Sparrows,  White-Throated Sparrows, 1 N. Cardinal (Male), 3 Mockingbirds, Ring-billed Gulls,
Mourning Doves."

DeKorte Bird Report 012610

  Chuck Smart visited DeKorte Park this morning and reported the following:

224 Canvasbacks, 1 Mute Swan, 8 Ring-billed Gulls, 6 Pintails, a Belted Kingfisher, 8 Mallards, 2 Northern Harriers, 7 Black Ducks, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers,  2 Song Sparrows, 10 Herring Gulls, 1 Common Merganser, 4 Hooded Mergansers and 2 Bufflehead. (Thanks, Chuck!)

   Seen by others morning: Dark-morph Rough-legged Hawk by Disposal Road's Retention Pond area, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet at DeKorte's Lyndhurst Nature Reserve. No shrike reports yet today.

Shrike Report (with Video!) 012610


    The Northern Shrike was seen several times on Sunday, including during the Jets game — by a diehard Giants fan.

    We did not look for Mr. Shrike Monday because of the rain, but will try to get out today and update this post as needed.

    Above is a nifty (if a tad gruesome) 40-second video by Greg Grad of the shrike eating some prey that he has impaled on a tree.(Thanks, Greg!)