Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mr. Peabody to the Courtesy Phone

r. Sam Peabody, please pick up the white-throated courtesy phone.

All White-throated Sparrow, all the time, in stereo. Today's sunrise trip to Gregg Park in Bayonne was dominated by these ubiquitous passerines, with a Towhee or six, and a Great Blue Heron thrown in for good measure.

Not much variety, and with the dang Rutkowski Boardwalk padlocked again (the Nor'easter aftermath, I understand, but today? Why? And good luck getting an answer since the City of Bayonne and Hudson County both claim the other runs it over the phone), there was little to do but trace back and forth along the escarpment and pray for Warblers, any Warblers. Suffice it to say, prayers unanswered. Not. A. Single. Warbler.

Others encountered: Hermit Thrush, Northern Mocker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Double-crested Cormorant, American Robin, Common Grackle, Mallard, Red-throated Loon, and the Tom, Dick and Harry of Gulls (Ring-billed, Herring, and Great Black-backed).

1 comment:

Mike said...

Hey Paul, you'll find plenty of warblers up in Bergen County. And it looks like the white-throats are starting to subside.

Welcome to the endless adventure that is bird blogging!

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