Trip Report, Rockland Audubon Society

 

4/5/2009  Kennedy Dells 

Leader: Veronika Krause

 

Participants: Ron Conzo, Dan Albantides, Frank Kemmer, Zenon Bachir, Betty Seaman, Ed Werfel, Caroline McDonald, Cathy Quinn, Sonny Mencher, Burt Shaw, Pat Murray, Alan Wells, Della Wells.

 

Weather: Sunny but cool.

 

Highlights: Pair (?) of American Kestrels, male hunting; first Eastern Phoebes of spring

 

 Common Name

 Comments

American Crow

 

American Kestrel (pair?)

 Positive ID on male; second bird present but uncertain ID

American Robin

 

Black Vulture

 

Black-capped Chickadee

 

Blue Jay

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

Common Grackle

 

Cooper’s Hawk

 Initially identified as a Sharp-shinned; revised on photo ID

Dark-eyed Junco

 

Downy Woodpecker

 

Eastern Bluebird

 

Eastern Phoebe

 Several heard and seen, especially along Crum Crk

Great Blue Heron

 

Hairy Woodpecker

 

Mallard

 

Mourning Dove

 

Northern Cardinal

 

Northern Flicker

 

Northern Mockingbird

 

Pine Siskin

 

Pine Warbler

 First of season

Red-bellied Woodpecker

 

Red-tailed Hawk

 

Red-winged Blackbird

 

Rusty Blackbird

 Single bird

Sharp-shinned Hawk

 

Song Sparrow

 

Tufted Titmouse

 

Turkey Vulture

 

White-breasted Nuthatch

 

White-throated Sparrow

 

 

 

RAS at Kennedy Dells
RAS at Kennedy Dells, 4/5/09. Watching American Kestrels.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Rusty Blackbird
Unexpected Rusty Blackbird. A life bird for some!. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

American Robin
American Robins were common. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird along the trail. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

American Kestrel
Male American Kestrel checking out a possible territory. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Pat
Pat discovering a Pine Warbler. Photo: Alan W. Wells