Bird walk report - Emeralda Marsh
Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
Birding started very slowly as about 30 intrepid people braved cold weather and brisk winds while we located a total of 48 species. As the day progressed and bugs appeared, we picked up more birds with the alert eyes of Al Rousch, Paul Nistico, and other members of the club. Interesting were several early
American Robins, a late Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and a Purple Gallinule. Everyone had great looks at our ten raptor species
Birds Seen Today:
Pied-Billed Grebe, Anhinga, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron (First Year), White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Red-Tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Purple Gallinule, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-And-White Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-Winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, and Boat-Tailed Grackle.