Trip Report, Rockland Audubon Society

 

June 6, 2009  Shawangunk Grasslands NWR (old Galeville Airport)

 

Leader:  Della and Alan Wells

 

Participants: Zenon Bachir, Ron Conzo, Frank Kemmer, Carol Weiss

 

Weather: Scattered clouds, with alternating periods of sunshine. Clouds increasing throughout morning.

 

Highlights: Spotted turtle, brilliant color of male Eastern Bluebirds and a distant Upland Sandpiper. Did anyone else see a white rabbit?

 

 

Common Name

Comments

European Starling

 

Tree Swallow

 

Mourning Dove

 

Mallard

along Wallkill River

Common Grackle

 

Northern Mockingbird

 

Gray Catbird

 

Yellow Warbler

 

Great Blue Heron

in middle of Wallkill River

American Robin

 

Warbling Vireo

 

Chimney Swift

 

Orchard Oriole

CW only

Chestnut-sided Warbler

CW only

Eastern Wood Pewee

 

Tufted Titmouse

 

Song Sparrow

 

House Wren

 

Eastern Phoebe

 

Red-winged Blackbird

 

American Redstart

 

House Sparrow

 

American Crow

 

Killdeer

 

Baltimore Oriole

 

Eastern Bluebird

 

Canada Goose

 

Chipping Sparrow

 

Rock Pigeon

 

House Finch

 

Eastern Kingbird

 

Barn Swallow

 

Black-capped Chickadee

 

Upland Sandpiper

 1 at Blue Chip Farm

Turkey Vulture

 

Peacock

heard from direction of barn!

Savannah Sparrow

 Numerous

Red-tailed Hawk

 1 heard

American Goldfinch

 

Willow Flycatcher

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

Red-shouldered Hawk

 

Field Sparrow

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

Cedar Waxwing

 

Common Yellowthroat

 

Eastern Meadowlark

 

Bobolink

Common Raven

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk

 

American Kestrel

Frequenting nestbox

Red-bellied Woodpecker

 

Wood Thrush

 

Eastern Towhee

 

Red-eyed Vireo

 

Northern Cardinal

 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

 1 heard at Town Park

Indigo Bunting

 

Black-and-white Warbler

 

Blue-winged Warbler

 

 

Click to Enlarge Photos

 

Spotted Turtle
Spotted Turtle in Pond near Entrance.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Bobolink
Male Bobolink at Shawangunk NWR.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow at Town Park.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow at Shawangunk NWR.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow at Shawangunk NWR.  Photo: Alan W. Wells