Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14

A Swamp Sparrow does its thing at Wallkill River NWR, Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.
A Swamp Sparrow does its thing at Wallkill River NWR, Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.

The Winding Waters Trail out at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge continues to be loaded with birds. Sparrows dominate, lead by Song Sparrows and to a lesser extent Swamp Sparrows. I particularly enjoyed seeing several Field Sparrows and three Lincoln’s Sparrows.

I am seeing Field Sparrows in a new light this fall. I think they are a pretty good looking bird. Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.
I am seeing Field Sparrows in a new light this fall. I think they are a pretty good looking bird. Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.
A Lincoln's Sparrow in the shadows at Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14. This is a bird that I would like to get a decent photo of.
A Lincoln’s Sparrow lurks in the shadows at Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14. This is a bird that I would like to get a decent photo of.

When I entered my observations into eBird, I was surprised that I only had 19 species for the day. I guess with the high number of sparrows (they were everywhere!), I thought I would have more birds for the day. Here’s my¬†list for the evening:

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Lesser Yellowlegs
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Tree Swallow
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

I finally got a shot of the Belted Kingfisher that has been hanging around WW Trail. Not a good one, but what can you do? Belted Kingfisher at Wallkill River NWR, Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.
I finally got a shot of the Belted Kingfisher that has been hanging around WW Trail. Not a good one, but what can you do? Belted Kingfisher at Wallkill River NWR, Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14.

4 thoughts on “Winding Waters Trail, 10/16/14”

  1. Matt

    Great shots. Are you going to be there tomorrow evening? I’m thinking of going there late afternoon tomorrow. Weather permitting of course!!

    Wilma

    1. Thank you Wilma. I’m not sure what my plans for tomorrow are just yet, but if I get out there it would be great to run into you. Matt

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