Bird Report 040410: DeKorte

   Julie McCall reports: "Was out from about 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Saturday.  Beautiful weather.  The songs, calls, and scolding sounds of birds basically didn't stop.  34 species." (Thanks, Julie!)

DeKorte Park, 040310, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
– Double-crested Cormorant
– Canada Goose
– Gadwall
– Mallard
– Northern Shoveler
– Bufflehead
– Great Egret (4 sightings, various locations, always just one egret)
– Ring-necked Pheasant (heard several times off Disposal Road)
– Killdeer
– Greater Yellowlegs
– Osprey
– Northern Harrier
– Red-tailed Hawk
– American Kestrel
– Rock Dove
– Mourning Dove
– Downy Woodpecker
– Eastern Phoebe (heard near where I've seen them lately)
– Tree Swallow
– Chimney Swift (FOY for me)
– American Crow
– Northern Mockingbird
– American Robin
– Cedar Waxwing
– Song Sparrow
– White-throated Sparrow
– White-crowned Sparrow
– Northern Cardinal
– Red-winged Blackbird
– Common Grackle
– Brown-headed Cowbird
– American Goldfinch
– European Starling
– House Sparrow

  (plus some gulls.)

Non-avian life with legs:  groundhog, muskrat, cabbage white
butterflies, other small flying insects (presumably midges)…

2 thoughts on “Bird Report 040410: DeKorte

  1. julie mccall

    RF, I wasn’t expecting to see one, and I wasn’t expecting to see one at DeKorte… I actually exclaimed out loud, “Hey!!…” Was kind of glad no one was nearby me at the time. 😉 I checked my usual chimney swift spot when i got home – no one yet. I didn’t know how early it was until I read your comment and then looked into it a little. Curious! It’ll be interesting to see if this is just a very precocious bird, or if there’s any early push.


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