Looking For Green Herons

I have been running around lately trying to see a Green Heron. There are certain birds that just get in my head and I have to try and find them, right now it’s the Green Heron. At this time last year,  I had already seen several, but I’ve had no luck so far this year. I saw on eBird that a Green Heron had been sighted recently at The Celery Farm, which is a 107 acre freshwater wetland in Allendale, New Jersey. I made it out there yesterday – it is just ten minutes from my work. Many species of bird can be found there, I saw and identified seventeen, but I did not get my Green Heron:

  • Canada Goose
  • Mute Swan
  • Mallard
  • Wood Duck
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Crow
  • Tree Swallows
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Song Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • American Goldfinch

I did hear what I thought was a Red-shouldered Hawk when I first arrived, but I never saw the bird and I am not positive about the call. I spent just over an hour there and I saw my first Gray Catbirds and Yellow Warblers of the season. Here’s a Yellow Warbler singing:

Yellow Warbler Singing

2 thoughts on “Looking For Green Herons”

    1. Thanks! Over 20 species of warbler will be in Orange County for the summer – they breed here. Others are just passing through. I’m looking at a bird checklist for the area and it looks it is possible to see most migrating species for a month or a little over that.

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