Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

White-crowned Sparrows — Easy to Find at DeKorte


    Nest time you visit DeKorte Park, you can get great looks at White-crowned Sparrows before you even get to the guardhouse.

   Pull onto the shoulder on the right just before the guardhouse, and then watch (or photograph) from you car. These great winter birds are often hanging out by the bushes to the right or across the roadway feeding on the ground. (Thanks, Chris!)

   More on White-crowned Sparrows here.

Ducks Dujour DeKorte

   This week we have had a nice variety of ducks on the far side of Teal Pool and in the Saw Mill Creek Tidal impoundment, including: Northern Shovelers, Pintails, rafts of Canvasbacks, Buffleheads, Common Mergs, Hooded Mergs, Black Ducks, Gadwall and Mallards.