Sunday, March 03, 2013

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA

Howdee all,

When a friend of a facebook friend offered to take us birding in her area.

We took her up on her kind offer.

Gotta Love Social Media!

First stop

Donnelly WMA

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What's this?

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Alligator…

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_007Its stayed like this for a good ten minutes..

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At first glance I thought that it had a turtle…

Then I noticed feathers..

I thought Anhinga because of the slivery white feathers in the mouth..

Bruce thinks it is a Common Gallinule.

What bird do you think it has?

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_012This is a beautiful area..

It was a great morning…a bit on the chilly side.

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Anhinga..

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_026Little Blue Heron..

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_032Bruce took us to all her favorites spots..

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_035We scanned the area for ducks and whatever else we could find.

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_037It was a good to have a scope…

Many of the birds were too far for binoculars.

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_043Alligator Island..

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Cormorant

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We stopped at Savage Backwater and to our surprise

We saw 39 Black-crowned Night Heron..

To far for my baby lens …

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_055This area held many Common Gallinule

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Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_059And Alligator of course..

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_061All the white you see.. is a distant gathering of

Wood Stork..

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Fox Squirrel

Donnelly and Bear Island WMA_071Yellowlegs

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A great day of birding with a new friend.

Thanks Bruce!

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Number of Species: 63

Donnelly WMA
Date: Mar 2, 2013, 9:30 AM
  Bear Island WMA
Date: Mar 2, 2013, 12:38 PM

  Canada Goose 
  Wood Duck 
  Gadwall 
  Mottled Duck 
  Blue-winged Teal 
  Northern Shoveler 
  Green-winged Teal 
  Ring-necked Duck 
  Bufflehead -
  Hooded Merganser 
  Pied-billed Grebe 
  Wood Stork 
  Double-crested Cormorant 
  Anhinga 
  American White Pelican 
  Great Blue Heron 
  Great Egret 
  Snowy Egret 
  Little Blue Heron 
  Tricolored Heron 
  Black-crowned Night-Heron 
  White Ibis 
  Glossy Ibis 
Black Vulture 
  Turkey Vulture
  Northern Harrier 
  Red-tailed Hawk 
  Sora 
  Common Gallinule 
  American Coot 
  American Avocet
  Lesser Yellowlegs 
  Forster's Tern
  Mourning Dove 
  Belted Kingfisher 
  Red-headed Woodpecker 
  Red-bellied Woodpecker 
  Hairy Woodpecker 
  Pileated Woodpecker 
  Eastern Phoebe -
  Blue Jay 
  American Crow 
  Fish Crow 
  Tree Swallow 
Carolina Chickadee
  Tufted Titmouse 
  White-breasted Nuthatch 
  Brown-headed Nuthatch 
  Carolina Wren 
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Eastern Bluebird 
Northern Mockingbird 
Pine Warbler  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Yellow-throated Warbler 
Eastern Towhee 
  Chipping Sparrow 
Savannah Sparrow 
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal 
  Red-winged Blackbird 
  Boat-tailed Grackle 

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