Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Spring in N.J.

Back in NJ for some returning birds.
Pine Warbler was seen on March 31 in Tenafly, and that same day I saw an adult-plumaged Little Blue Heron along with numerous Wilson's Snipe. At one point I saw 52 Snipe in one view at the Walker Avenue wetlands in Wayne.
The next day at the same spot I had a Great Egret and a few Blue-winged Teal. Other recent birds are Song, Swamp, Field & Chipping Sparrows, along with both Tree and Rough-Winged Swallows. Lots of Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers are being seen now too.