Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13

As soon as I got out of the car I snapped some shots of this Northern Mockingbird in the early morning light. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
As soon as I got out of the car I snapped some shots of this Northern Mockingbird in the early morning light. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.

Here’s a quick post from my outing on Sunday morning. I arrived at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge just after sunrise; the sunlight was beautiful and the birds were plentiful. Here’s my list for the day:

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One of ten Great Egrets I counted out at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, 9/22/13.

Canada Goose  45
Mallard  30
Northern Shoveler  5
Green-winged Teal  10
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  10
Green Heron  5
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-bellied Plover  1
Killdeer  6
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Wilson’s Snipe  2
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  40
Common Yellowthroat  4
Northern Parula  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  1
Bobolink  X
American Goldfinch  2

I think the Northern Shoveler is a beautiful bird. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
I think the Northern Shoveler is a beautiful bird. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
This Black-throated Green Warbler had some sort of growth on the top of its bill. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
This Black-throated Green Warbler had some sort of growth on the top of its bill. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
Philadelphia Vireo in the shade at Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
Red-eyed Vireo in the shade at Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
I stumbled onto a nice mixed species flock that included Black-capped Chickadees, Titmice, Black-throated Green Warblers, a Philadelphia Vireo, and this Northern Parula. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.
I stumbled onto a nice mixed species flock that included Black-capped Chickadees, Titmice, Black-throated Green Warblers, a Philadelphia Vireo, and this Northern Parula. Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13.

2 thoughts on “Wallkill River NWR 9/22/13”

    1. I was hoping you would see this post – I was thinking that you would like it while I was putting it together! It was nice to take some time with the smaller birds, I haven’t done that as much as I should lately.

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