Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Notes on Recent Walks at LSP

've managed to make the morning trip to Liberty State Park every day this week, and sadly, have little new to report. Sparrows are out in good variety, with White-crowned being the latest arrival, first seen on April 30 as a singleton, and up to eight today. Only Fox has departed, so most days now are revealing the aforementioned WCs, along with Swamp, Song, Savannah, Chipping, White-throated and Field, with the Savs and Swampies tailing off a bit.

Others new to show: Carolina Wren (3), abundant Brown Thrasher (10+), Catbird aplenty (16), Blue-headed Vireo (6), American Woodcock 4/30 (1) and Eastern Meadowlark 5/2 (1).

Warblers have been tougher sledding, as my pre-work rush jobs through the Interpretive Center path are just too hurried to devote the necessary time. Only Yellow-rumped and a Black-and-white thus far this week, over a period that's got other LSP birders turning up Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthroat.

I'll make an evening run tonight in hopes of picking up on some little piece of the fallout that's been reported at Garrett Mountain and Allendale.

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