Sunday’s Disposal/DeKorte Walk: The Full List

1-DSCN9753We had great weather and a nice turnout for Sunday’s Disposal Road/DeKorte Park bird walk — the final First Sunday of the Month for 2013.

Disposal Road raptor action was predictable but entertaining — Redtails, Harriers and Kestrels, with lots of sparrows on the way.  Of note saw our first mini-raft of Canvasbacks, a sure sign that winter is around the corner.

Full list follows, along with a shot of that Red-Tail that posed so patiently for us along Disposal Road. Turns out he had a feather in his mouth. Not sure if it was his, or his meal’s. (Insert joke here.)

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Bergen, US-NJ
Dec 1, 2013 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.35 mile(s)
Comments:     First Sunday Walk with BCAS and NJMC
35 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  X
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  X
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  X
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  X
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)  X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  X
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  X
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X


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