Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sunday on Staten Island

I never found the time to write up a report from Sunday. Sean, Shane and I went to Staten Island to check out Mount Loretto Unique Area and Conference House Park. A report of four Connecticut Warblers at Mount Loretto piqued our interest, plus I just really love the grassland habitat at the edge of Raritan Bay.

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Mount Loretto at dawn

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Grasses at Mt. Loretto

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Puffball (Calvatia cyathiformis)

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila nigricans Dahlbom)

(Photo credit - Rob J)

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Mt. Loretto & Conference House Park, 9/10/2006
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Cooper's Hawk
American Kestrel
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole

Other common species seen (or heard):
Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Robin, European Starling, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow


John A. said...

The Ammophila looks like A. nigricans Dahlbom

Rob J. said...

Thanks John. So, how did your photos from Saturday come out?

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