Around the County

Juvenile Greater Yellowlegs at Apollo Plaza

Juvenile Greater Yellowlegs at Apollo Plaza

This morning Karen Miller and I birded several locations around the County. Apollo Plaza, Morningside Park and the Bashakill. The Apollo Plaza was quite productive for a change. I pulled in to see Keven Kriesher with his big lens pointed at the water. I knew there must be some good birds. He had two LESSER YELLOWLEGS and one GREATER YELLOWLEGS in view. They were very cooperative for photos. I had to meet Karen at Morningside, so I headed over there. In contrast, Morningside was not very productive this morning. 1 Least Sandpiper, 2 Killdeer and 3 Spotted Sandpipers were all that were present. We headed back to the Apollo for Karen to see those birds. Upon our return, not only were the three Yellowlegs present, but a Killdeer and two Least Sandpipers were present as well. From there we headed to the Bashakill. One juvenile Common Gallinule was in the channel off Haven Road. We then birded the Nature Trail. It was the first fall visit to the NT for both of us. We had the expected Catbirds and Song Sparrows around the boardwalk. Once we reached the outer trail, we hit a nice mixed species flock. 4 American Redstarts, 1 Black and White Warbler, 2 Canada Warblers, 2 Yellow-throated Vireo, 5 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Blackburnian Warbler, Chickadees, Nuthatches and Titmice were all seen. This is the highest number of passerines I’ve had in weeks. By shortly after noon, it was hazy, hot and humid and we called it a day, a good one at that.
Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs at the Apollo Plaza

Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs at the Apollo Plaza

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2 Responses to Around the County

  1. Karen C M says:

    Great blog post, John. Enjoyed birding with you … I always learn something! Thank you.

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