Daily Archives: March 25, 2010

Boat-tailed Grackle, Kestrel @ DeKorte


    A brief walk after lunch yielded no Bald Eagles, but we did IMG_2524-1 get a Boat-tailed Grackle by the Administration Building, and an American Kestrel on the DeKorte Park Osprey Platform.
  The Grackle was making an incredible racket — heard it from 50 yards away.
  A full complement of ducks is still hanging out in the impoundments.


Bird Report 032510: DeKorte eagles plus


  IMG_2105-1 The two Bald Eagles were definitely the stars of Wednesday's early afternoon walk along the Transco Trail at DeKorte Park — especially when the gulls challenged them — but we also saw plenty of ducks in the Shorebird Pool.
   These included a raft of at least 30 Buffleheads (part of the raft is below) with a Ring-necked Duck thrown in, and another raft of 100+ Ruddy Ducks way in the back. Also had Tree Swallows and a Killdeer or two.
   Later in the Saw Mill Creek Tidal Impoundment, we had a raft of 40+ Canvasbacks. 
   Although the Marsh Discovery Trail is closed, the Transco Trail is currently open from end to end, and affords solid views of several impoundments.