Sunday Field Notes, Apr. 21, 2013

Negri-Nepote Grasslands Preserve had numerous Greater Yellowlegs, a Solitary Sandpiper and Eastern Kingbird as well as the typical species of the area.

Susan Treesh adds the following: Negri-Nepote had Prairie Warbler at the parking lot, Grasshopper Sparrows in the fields, a Brown Thrasher, and Gnatcatchers. The Jacques Lane access area of Six Mile Run had a flight of Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and a pair of nesting Gnatcatchers (actually on the HQ side). They must have just arrived and immediately set about their business!

From Andrew Lucas:
Finderne Wetlands had all of the usual suspects this morning. The highlights were the first Gray Catbird I have seen this year and a flyover Glossy Ibis headed NW. It was low enough I though it could circle back and land, but alas, it kept going.

Troy Meadows had a Virginia Rail, Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Rusty Blackbird, Marsh Wren, House Wren and raptors including 2 Northern Harriers, Red-shouldered Hawk and 2 Broad-winged Hawks (Mike Britt).

3 Purple Finches were at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary (Jeff Ellerbusch).

From Leslie Webster:
Some new arrivals were noted at the Loantaka Brook Reservation, in spite of the chill: a Black and White Warbler, a Blue-headed Vireo, and half a dozen or more Barn Swallows. Also observed were several groups of Palm Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, as well as a few Pine Warblers. A second pair of Blue-winged Teal has joined the small duck group at Kitchell Pond.

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