2017 Bird Walk
Birds photographed by walkers
Saturday, May 6th - Annual Sping Bird Walk
Starting bright and early at 530 am the walk was led, for the fourth year in a row, by Steve Sobocinski, a very knowledgeable and affable Burlington County resident who counts Taylor Wildlife Preserve as one of his favorite birding locations.
Good turnout of participants this year. Attendees were 4 visitors from the Medford Leas birding club (Dino and Peggy Fiabane, Robert Koch, Miriam Swartz ), Roy Seneca, Joanne, Peter Taylor, Suzanne and Nick, Kat, Susan Snipes, Susan and Mike Zickler, Kevin Sean Lee , Ray Moorhouse, Beth Thompson, Don MacMillan, Carolyn Suess, and of course Steve Sobocinski.
Walk was from 5:30am - 11:50am. A huge Thank You to Steve for leading it again this year, and hope to see everyone next year, if not sooner.
Highlights were (observed or heard):
1 Bl-crowned Night Heron---sitting a short distance to the right of the Gr. Egret nest when looking from the north end of Taylor's (about 20 feet). Not on a nest, but I imagine there could also be one on the island.
11 Gr. Egret----one on nest found by Jim a couple of days ago and 10 feeding in Taylor's marsh early AM.
11 species of warbler including 8 N. Waterthrush, 1 Blackpoll, 1 Bl-thr Green, 1 Bl-thr Blue, 3 Redstart, 3 YR Warbler, 6 Parula, 3 Bl-and-White
6 Orchard Oriole, 10 Balt Oriole
2 RT Hummingbird
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 WE Vireo, 3 RE Vireo
1 GH Owl
2 YB Cuckoo, 1 Solitary Sand and 1 Spotted Sandpiper