Fall Migration at the Rea Farm – September 25, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 63° F

Winds:  N 8 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny

The “Beanery” gave us ample opportunity to listen to bird song, and bird chips, this morning. Carolina Wrens were their usual boisterous selves, Gray Catbirds crackled and meowed in the underbrush, and Brown Thrashers threw kisses our way. The sound that made us pause for quite a while was the sharp “tink” of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, made repeatedly overhead amidst sparse but constantly moving leaves. We searched for that bird for several minutes before a keen-eyed participant finally got on it.

40 species

Canada Goose4
Mute Swan2
Mourning Dove14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird3
Laughing Gull8
Herring Gull (American)3
Cooper’s Hawk1
Accipiter sp.1
Broad-winged Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)9
American Kestrel1
Eastern Wood-Pewee1
Eastern Phoebe2
White-eyed Vireo1
Red-eyed Vireo2
Blue Jay7
American Crow11
Carolina Chickadee1
Tree Swallow3
Carolina Wren (Northern)14
European Starling4
Gray Catbird12
Brown Thrasher6
Northern Mockingbird4
American Robin2
Cedar Waxwing1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)55
Common Grackle4
Blue-winged Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)5
Yellow Warbler (Northern)1
Blackpoll Warbler1
Northern Cardinal2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak1
Indigo Bunting1
New Jersey Audubon