Sunday, July 08, 2007

July 7 - Newark Watershed

Once again I decided to bird locally, and try for Ruffed Grouse. So, I took the Stephens Road entrance into the Newark Watershed.

Immediately I was met with the song of the Yellow-Throated Vireo. It took a few minutes to locate this songster high in the trees, but a fine view was the reward. This was followed by the calls of Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Black-Throated Green warblers and Ovenbird.

Later down the trail I found several pairs of Black-Throated Blue warblers, multiple Hooded warblers, a Worm-Eating warbler, American Redstarts, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Wood Thrush, and finally at the pond there I saw Eastern Kingbirds & Bluebirds, along with two young Hooded Mergansers.