Trip Report, Rockland Audubon Society

 

4/12/2009  Celery Farm, Allendale, NJ 

Leader: Della and Alan Wells

 

Participants: Dan Albantides, Betty Seaman, Ed Werfel, Pat Murray, Julia Warger, Drew Ciganek, Carol Weiss, Tom Rowe, Kathleen Fleming, Glenys Foster Roberts,  Anita Gossett, Ronnie Smith, Mark Rutenberg, Ellen Rutenberg. John Lampkin and Charlie Mayhood were leaving just as we were arriving. They contributed several additional sightings to our total.

 

Weather: Unseasonably cold and windy, about 35F.

 

Highlights: Grey Ghost, male Northern Harrier; blooming Skunk Cabbage ???

 

Lowlights: The cold!!!

 

 

Common Name

Comments

American Crow

 

American Goldfinch

 

Black-capped Chickadee

 

Black-crowned Night Heron

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

Canada Goose

 

Common Grackle

 

Downy Woodpecker

 

Eastern Phoebe

 

Gadwall

 

Green-winged Teal

 

House Finch

 

House Sparrow

 

Mallard

 

Mourning Dove

 

Mute Swan

 

Northern Cardinal

 

Northern Flicker

 

Northern Harrier (male)

 

Northern Shoveler

 

Osprey

 

Palm Warbler (Drew only)

 

Pine Siskin

 

Red-tailed Hawk

 

Red-winged Blackbird

 

Song Sparrow

 

Swamp Sparrow

 

Tree Swallow

 

Tufted Titmouse

 

Turkey Vulture

 

Virginia Rail (heard only)

 

White-throated Sparrow

 

Wood Duck

 

 

 

RAS at Celery Farm
Della pointing out a Wood Duck to Pat.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker searching for snacks!. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Canada Goose
Canada Goose on a nest. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows have arrived.  Photo: Alan W. Wells