Daily Archives: September 6, 2012

Bird Report: Schmidt’s Woods 090612

Ray Duffy phoned to say he had many warblers in Schmidt's Woods in Secaucus this morning, including Hooded, Northern parula, Black-and-white, and Redstart, plus a Great Crested Flycatcher and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. (Thanks, Ray!)

Directions to Schmidt's Wood are on the left-hand side of this blog.

The ‘Back to Football’ Walk: The Full List

Thanks again to all who attended our "Back to Football"/First-Sunday walk at DeKorte Park this past weekend.

BCAS013Everyone seemed to have a great time, and a few eagle-eyed participants went home with some very nice door prizes supplied by the national Football League — including two helmets autographed by Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck.

A link to a photo gallery of the event from The Jersey Journal is here.

The full list of the 35 birds seen on the walk follows. (Thanks to Julie McCall and Denise Farrell!)

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Valley Brook Red-tail

Woodford redtail
Roy Woodford writes:

"Keep you eye out on Valley Brook Ave … I've seen a young Red-tailed Hawk several times recently hanging around the road side.  

"This young guy was terribly cooperative on Sunday afternoon.  He just sat and posed for several dozen portraits … He didn't seem to care that I was about 30 feet away." (Thanks, Roy!)