Monday, March 13, 2006

Spring Fever - March 11/12

A warm weekend opened up the frozen water, and the southerly winds brought up some early migrants. Saturday at the Celery Farm in Allendale had numerous Wood Duck, Tree Swallow, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Eastern Screech-Owl & a flyover Killdeer.
Then on Sunday, the Salem County spot of Money Island Road has several species of Sparrow: Song, Swamp, Savannah, Fox, White-Throat, and the beautiful White-Crowned.
Also seen were Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, 2 Bald Eagles, Kestrel, and my first Osprey of the year. Also made a quick re-visit to see the Brewer's Blackbirds !
We'll have a cold snap soon, but it's inevitable now -- more birds and species are on their way back and will be arriving very soon !

photo credit - Bill Horn