Redhead, Common Yellowthroat, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Jan. 12, 2012

From Alan Boyd:

Hi Jonathan,
When the fog cleared late this afternoon I had a single drake Redhead on Budd Lake. It was fairly close to Rt 46 opposite Timberline Rd.
Among the 3000 or so Canadas were 8 Snow Geese, 30 Ring-necked Ducks, 35 Common Mergansers, 8 Lesser Scaup, and 3 Ruddys.

Alan Boyd

From John J. Collins:

I went to the Great Swamp around Noon time today and found a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT at the ditch that runs under Pleasant Plains Road when you walk from the Overlook Parking Lot to the bridge over Great Brook. Also present at that location was a WINTER WREN and, to the south end of the ditch, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK perched in the trees. At the pond further along towards the bridge were many HOODED MERGANSERS (you could hear the males making the “pop-growl” calls!!!) and RING-NECKED DUCKS. At the overlook itself I saw and heard an immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK perched in the dead trees in the former heronry and three EASTERN BLUEBIRDS flying about the marsh.

From Jody Hey:

Was in Finderne meadows for a couple hours this afternoon and flushed a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron (BCNH) from the pond below the historical society house.

The bird flew into a tree where I watched it for awhile. Markings : legs greenish; bill partly yellow, as well as plumage top, underside and wings in flight, all were consistent. Behavior-wise, flight, and movements while perched all fit a BCNH.

Some of the other birds:
White-crowned Sparrows
American Tree Sparrows (lots)
American Kestrel


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1 Response to Redhead, Common Yellowthroat, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Jan. 12, 2012

  1. SHERYL SACKIE says:

    Now we have to go to Finderne to see the tree sparrows!

    Sent from my iPad

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