Monday, March 14, 2011
March 12 - Salem County birding
Out today with Simon, in quest for his lifer Brewer's Blackbirds. Our first stop was at Featherbed Lane, and after a bit we had a quick glimpse of the Brewer's male, but not satisfactory enough for Simon. At a feed lot just south of Featherbed Lane, we did get fine looks at a Yellow-Headed Blackbird.
credit: Chip K.
We then took a few-mile ride down to Mannington Marsh. Here we had fine looks at Sandhill Cranes, and were even serenaded by their calls. Also here were a pair of Bald Eagles, my first Wood Ducks of the spring, Northern Pintail, Green-Winged Teal, Gadwall, Pied-Billed Grebe, and other waterfowl species.
Credit: Simon K.
Posted by Jim at 10:57 AM