Bird Report 050410: DeKorte

   Julie McCall writes:

   Decided to have an abbreviated birding outing in between rain cycles [Monday].  Went out to DeKorte Park and Disposal Road for about two hours, noon till 2 p.m.).  There was a lot of activity!  Full list at the end.  
   I mostly focused on the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve and the Kingsland Overlook.
  Highlights and full list follow. (Thanks, Julie!)

Recent arrivals
      – Gray Catbirds are back, just as they are in so many other places!  There were plenty.
   – Common Yellowthroats were present in several places.  I am really fond of those little masked bandits.
   – Yellow Warbler.  I only saw one, in the trees along the western Transco Trail, but it was my first this year.
   – Yellow-rumped Warblers have been around by the handful for a few
weeks, but today they were absolutely everywhere.   I'm sure they
arrived in good numbers over the weekend.
   Other notables
   – Forster's Terns – at least a dozen hanging out on the rail by the gazebo/flyway area, as well as flying around over the Shorebird Pool and the Teal Pool.
   – Ring-necked Pheasant had been near the retention pond and flew up and over it as I came walking along.
   – I had two warbler sightings that I couldn't get very good looks at so I can't confirm anything, but first impressions made me think Black-throated Blue and a Black-and-white.

DeKorte Park, noon – 2 p.m. 050310

Double-crested Cormorant
Forster's Tern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Ring-necked Pheasant
Greater Yellowlegs
Mourning Dove
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Fish Crow
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
European Starling

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