Sunday, November 20, 2011

Durand-Eastman Park • November 20


Durand-Eastman Park--Eastman Lake, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 20, 2011 8:11 AM - 8:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy, windy, and 61F early morning birding hike along Eastman Lake in Durand Eastman Park today. This was the first stop on today's Rochester Birding Association field trip. The area was extremely quiet with the slightest noise from a passing chickadee becoming a riveting event! (I'm only kidding, somewhat.) At the bottom of Eastman Lake we found the main goal of the walk: ducks! There were a bit over a dozen American Black Ducks and roughly an equal amount of Gadwalls. A pair of Mute Swans and small flock of Red-winged Blackbirds in the adjacent cattails completed the tableau. We did manage a few more common species along the way (kinglet, cardinal, Mallards etc.)


American Black Ducks

Gadwall

Mute Swan

12 species


Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  15
American Black Duck  15
Mallard  2
Common Loon  1
Ring-billed Gull  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  20


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Durand-Eastman Park--Zoo Road, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 20, 2011 8:58 AM - 10:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy with break of sunlight and 62F mid morning birding hike along Zoo Road in Durand Eastman Park today. This was the second stop on today's Rochester Birding Association field trip. The area on Zoo Road proper was extremely quiet. However, things picked up a bit along the southern end of Log Cabin Road. Curiously, little bird activity increased notably (from zero) with the arrival of a Red-tailed Hawk along Log Cabin Road. It perched awhile for some nice views and then was off again, being joined by another Red-tail at one point. Pat Lake produced a pair of preening and resting Wood Ducks. The rest of the list of common species was painstakingly teased out over the course of the walk.


Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

16 species


Wood Duck  2
Mallard  6
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  2


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