Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Colliers Mills WMA 5/6--Blue-winged Warbler

After a frustrating day yesterday at Brig, chasing a Bar-tailed Godwit (this is not the complaint department, so let it pass), I returned to familiar, comfortable territory, going to Colliers Mills early this morning.

While the birding wasn't extraordinary, I managed a decent number of warblers for the Pine Barrens, including one new year species, and found a few other interesting birds along the way, including:
  • A Spotted Sandpiper on the shore of Colliers Mills Lake
  • A drake Wood Duck in the back of the same lake
  • A Blue-headed Vireo (first one there, for me)
  • A Swamp Sparrow way in the back by an abandoned bog.
The Blue-winged Warbler I came across almost at the end of my walk, near the sluice-way, was the 100th bird I've seen at CM.

41 species in all:
Canada Goose  25    w/ goslings and on nests
Wood Duck  1   
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1    Heard
Great Crested Flycatcher  5    Heard
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
Fish Crow  4
Tree Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  2    Heard
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2    Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5    Heard
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  3    Near nest boxes
American Robin  20    One with nesting material
Gray Catbird  25
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  5
Ovenbird  2    Heard
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  8
Northern Parula  1    Heard
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  1    Heard
Eastern Towhee  5
Chipping Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1    Heard
Red-winged Blackbird  20

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