Notes From The Field

IMG_0034This is someplace where you normally don’t see Hairy Woodpeckers, on the ground. However when the volunteer at Magrish Riverland Preserve told Jon and myself that she just threw some seeds on the ground, we had to check it out. Picture taken with my new Canon SX50 HS camera.

This last Saturday Jon and I met up to do a little birding before I had to leave by 11:30. We were interested in warblers and waders, and not having too much luck at Magrish we then went to California Woods right next door.

IMG_0032It was difficult to locate this Pileated Woodpecker let alone to get a decent angle to capture it high on this dead branch. The zoom on this camera is phenomenal and photo editing has decreased to just cropping and a little sharpening.

IMG_0042The trail to the Bean Field at Armleder Park was ablaze with all these small yellow flowers in full bloom. It was such a glorious day that leaving so early was a bitter pill to swallow.

However there will be more Spring days to come.

Some of the first-of-the-year birds include:

  1. Northern Parula
  2. Yellow-throated Warbler
  3. Common Yellowthroat
  4. Solitary Sandpiper
  5. Lesser Yellowleg
  6. Pectoral Sandpiper
  7. Eastern Phoebe
  8. Gray Catbird
  9. Orange-crowned Warbler
  10. Black-throated Green Warbler
  11. Indigo Bunting
  12. Spotted Sandpiper



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