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Floyd Bennet Field November 13, 2010

posted Nov 30, 2010, 6:40 AM by Arie Gilbert   [ updated Dec 14, 2010, 1:23 PM ]
By Jean Loscalzo
As most people in the club know, Eric Miller leads great walks, but doesn’t write them up.  I was not on this trip, but Eric did give me some highlights from the walk and I will just relay them as best I can.  He had six birders join him on a Saturday morning that started out cool but that warmed up as the day progressed.
Highlights included the Immature Cooper’s Hawk actively hunting in the community gardens , the 4 Cattle Egret foraging in the field across from the main building, Yellow-rumped Warbler and a late Blue-headed Vireo in the pine grove and Eastern Bluebird by the main building.  The boy scout camp turned up no owls, but the group did find a pellet that Eric felt might have been from a Barn Owl.
Other highlights were a Praying Mantis, and Monarch, Common Buckeye and Skipper species butterflies.
Cattle Egret, Ruddy Turnstone, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Ring-necked Pheasant, American Crow, Black-bellied Plover, Northern Flicker, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Mockingbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, European Starling, American Pipit, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Horned Larks (flyover), Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch